*Israel is a country where security of supply is never taken for granted. So the country’s planners will have been worried that a refinery outage (albeit a planned one) saw the country’s net gasoline imports soar to a record of 30,000 b/d for 2018.

*Latest figures from the country’s two refiners, as well as from Israel’s Energy Ministry show that the country produced 3.16mn tons (73,700 b/d) of gasoline and naphtha for 2018, enough to cover just 72% of the...