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Construction Will Begin Next Week on Eilat-to-ashkelon Pipeline for Oil

Work will begin next week on a $32,287,000 pipeline that will carry oil from Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba to Ashkelon on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv, it was announced here today. The 42-inch pipeline will be over 200 miles long. By conveying Middle East oil unloaded from tankers at Eilat, it will bypass the Suez Canal and avoid the long voyage around Africa.