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BITUMEN

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Definition:
Solid, semi-solid or viscous hydrocarbon with a colloidal structure, being brown to black in colour, obtained as a residue in the distillation of crude oil, vacuum distillation of oil residues from atmospheric distillation.

Context:
Bitumen is often referred to as asphalt and is primarily used for surfacing of roads and for roofing material. This category includes fluidised and cut back bitumen.

Source Publication:
Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris, Part 2 – Notes on Energy Sources.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003