To mark this milestone, Argus Asia-Pacific and Middle East Bitumen 2014 has a bold new agenda with many new interactive elements. Over the past decade this has become a must-attend event for the bitumen trade industry, offering unparalleled networking opportunities and an esteemed line-up of speakers.
The methods along with several others sacrifice the quality of Bitumen to its quantity, yielding a low-quality and Bitumen-like substance and thus able to sell the product below the market price.
Asian refiners are increasingly replacing costlier crude oil with a low-value oil product to produce higher value fuels, in an attempt to control costs and stem a decline in profitability.
The post war development programmes in the war torn Northern and Eastern provinces too have prioritized rehabilitation and reconstruction of the entire road net work. New Expressway projects connecting strategic regional cities of the country adds more demand for Bitumen in the country