Category Archives: Refining

Haifa Bay Oil Refineries, Israel

Home to more than 272,000 people, Haifa is the third most populated city in Israel[1], and stretches across almost 9% of Israel’s shoreline. Haifa is considered a key industrial center in Israel, and is home to an energy group called … Continue reading

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Proposed Hyperion Oil Refinery, Elk Point, SD

In November of 2006, a local newspaper in South Dakota made the first report that “an unidentified company [is] interested in locating ‘a large manufacturing facility in Southern Union County’”[1]. Over the next few months, the community learned that said … Continue reading

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Oil Refining in Port Arthur, TX

by Zakaria Imessaoudene, Colgate University, 2016 The Petropolis Taking the words of Michael Ross, “petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations”[1]. This reliance on oil refineries and large energy companies to provide not just energy but also in developing the … Continue reading

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South Durban Oil Refineries, South Africa

South Durban, 25 miles south of the largest port in Africa, is home to the SAPREF and Engen oil refineries[1].  Negligence in refinery practices along with the nation’s oppressive apartheid past make South Durban a site of severe energy injustice … Continue reading

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