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Fifth Oil Well in Heletz Field Yields Oil; Strong Pressure Reported

June 11, 1956
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Heletz Five, the fifth oil well in Israel’s first proved field, was brought in late Friday with a huge gush of black, crude oil. The pressure in the well is so great that it, like two of the other four wells in the Heletz field, will supply oil under its own pressure without pumping.

Meanwhile, production of crude oil began at Heletz Two, the most promising of the five wells. The Israel Oil and Lapidozh Oil Companies, which have brought in these five wells, have decided to drill new notes in the field and will try to tap deeper strata.

Gov. George Leader of Pennsylvania, who is touring Israel as a guest of the Israel Foreign Ministry and the Israel Bond Organization, visited the oil field this week-end during a trip through the Negev. Gov. Leader is accompanied on the tour by his wife and Pennsylvania Jewish leaders.

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