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IRAN BITUMEN SANCTION

Basekim, a Turkish bitumen holding and supply firm, is strategically expanding its operations into the Bulgarian and Romanian market. The company plans to facilitate regular bitumen shipments to the Bulgarian and Romanian Black Sea port of Burgas and Constanta. The majority of these shipments will be transported by rail to the inland Floresti terminal in […]

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Political intervention in markets is back If the 1980s to the 2000s saw the political pendulum swing firmly towards market liberalisation, an opposite shift has been evident since the Great Financial Crisis a decade ago. Impetus for stricter regulatory control and market intervention has multiplied further during the market turmoil of 2020-2022. The Covid-19 pandemic […]

Advances gilsonite based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead Researchers advance asphalt-based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead (Nanowerk News) Rice University scientists have found a way to make their asphalt-based sorbents better at capturing carbon dioxide from gas wells: Just add water. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour discovered that treating […]

Bitumen project in Africa Bitumen project moving slowly due economic issue and rainy season in Africa.The pressure on road paving is increasing for a variety of reasons including climate change and rising average ambient air temperatures. Roads are not designed to withstand this, leading to early-life surface rutting and deformation that has to be repaired more […]

Bitumen project in Africa Bitumen project moving slowly due economic issue and rainy season in Africa.The pressure on road paving is increasing for a variety of reasons including climate change and rising average ambient air temperatures. Roads are not designed to withstand this, leading to early-life surface rutting and deformation that has to be repaired more […]

Bitumen project in Africa Bitumen project moving slowly due economic issue and rainy season in Africa.The pressure on road paving is increasing for a variety of reasons including climate change and rising average ambient air temperatures. Roads are not designed to withstand this, leading to early-life surface rutting and deformation that has to be repaired more […]

Gilsonite used in lithium base batteries and duration of charge decreased to just 5 minutes The Rice lab of chemist James Tour developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from gilsonite that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles. A high-current density of 20 milliamps per square centimeter demonstrated the material’s promise for use in rapid […]