Address: 3 Hasadnaot St., P.O.B. 2121 Herzliya 46120
Education: M.A., Public Administration, Haifa University (03); M.A., Political Science, Haifa University; AMP Business Executive Program, Harvard Business School; B.A., Political Science, Haifa University; Graduate, National Defense College, Israel; Executive Directors Training, Tel Aviv University; Real Estate Program, Bar-Ilan University.
Current Position: CEO, Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd.
Past Positions: Board Member, Oil Refineries Ltd. (00-01); V.P., Marketing, Ituran Group (99-01); Deputy Chief, Israel Security Agency (ISA) (95-97); Head of Operations Div., ISA (87-94); Head of Special Missions Dept., ISA (83-87).
Dr. Yoav Sarne
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Education: B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (68); M.Sc., Civil Engineering, M.I.T. (72); Ph.D., Civil Engineering, M.I.T. (74).
Current Positions: Chairman of the Board, Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd.; Chairman and Owner, A. Epstein & Sons Ltd. Engineering Co.
Other Current Positions: Chairman, Engineering & Architecture Council; Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor; President, Society of Israeli Engineers & Architects; Member of the Board, Azorim Ltd.; Member of the Board, Afeka College.
Past Positions: Chairman of the Standards Committee, the Executive Committee of the Israel Standards Institute; Chairman of the Central Committee for Building Standards, the Israel Standards Institute; Chairman, the Society of Civil Engineers and Infrastructures; Chairman, the National Authority for Road Safety.
Activities for the Community: Member of the Board Or Yarok.
Languages: Hebrew, English.
Line of Business:
Fuel Infrastructure Operator
etroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd. (PEI) is the leading corporation for oil product infrastructures in Israel. Fully owned by the Israeli government, the company provides state-of-the-art fuel oil infrastructure services to the country’s entire energy market. Though serving a national mission, PEI is an economic entity that functions according to market forces and changing conditions in the international arena. The company’s activities span the full spectrum of infrastructure services, from export and import, to supply, storage and piping of fuel to all parts of Israel, as well as handling crude oil and refined products.
In the Beginning
PEI is the heir to the Iraq Petroleum Company, which was established in 1931 to transport oil from Iraq via Jordan to Haifa, and on to Europe. PEI acquired the license for this infrastructure in the 1950s, when it was set up by the Israeli government. The company’s storage capabilities have been enlarged, pipelines expanded and terminals constructed to meet the rapidly expanding needs of Israel’s dynamic economy.
PEI’s piping and storage systems are deployed throughout the country, and services are based on uncompromising quality and reliability, as well as highly skilled and experienced professionals. The company uses technological innovation in all areas of operation and places quality of environment considerations at the top of its agenda. PEI has ISO 9001:2000, ISO 18001 certification, ISO 14001 environmental quality standards, and 24001 for Security Standards and 27001 Information Standards.
Areas of Activity
Storage: PEI stores distillates, crude oil, fuel oil, gas oil and refined oil products in underground and above-ground fuel reservoirs. These reservoirs are constructed and operated by the company, which takes great care in ensuring complete separation between different products. Storage is spread over seven terminals throughout the country, and each one is fully connected to the oil sources (refineries and ports) and consumption areas.
Piping: Crude and refined products are conveyed via a nationwide network of pipelines. PEI pumps fuel and pipes it to various customers such as refineries, airports, the Israel Electric Corp. (IEC) power stations and its own and other distribution terminals for road tankers. Environmental regulations are strictly adhered to throughout the entire piping process and every effort is made to protect the environment.
Marine Facilities: Crude oil and refined products are loaded and unloaded by the company at three oil ports and access piers, preserving the environment by treating ballast and bilge water discharged by ships. PEI separates oil from water and returns water, cleansed and clear, to the sea.
The company has a J.V. distillates port with EAPC, and has full access to the EAPC crude pipes to storage and blending terminals in the north and south.
The company has a modern truck-loading terminal in the south. The terminal serves the domestic oil market as well as export to the West Bank and Jordan.
Strategic Reserves: PEI stores fuel inventories for the State of Israel and supplies refined products to road tankers in times of emergency.
Power in Motion
To transport and handle petroleum, PEI operates pumping stations, receiving stations, and a network of pipelines deployed over a distance of 800 km, connecting all company terminals by means of 6 to 18-inch pipes. These pipes connect the refineries with PEI’s storage facilities and link up with distribution terminals such as Pi-Glilot, the IEC’s power stations, and civilian and military airports.
Protecting the Environment
PEI invests $2 million annually to protect the environment, applies innovative methods and operates technologically advanced systems to minimize hazards and develop ecologically supportive systems. A sophisticated command and control system detects leaks, and a cathodic protective system protects pipes from corrosion. Its staff is trained to prevent pollution of seawater and the company employs special equipment for preserving the marine environment.