Prices of bunker fuels and the spreads between them are expected to change rapidly over the next 12 months
Preparing for the monsoon, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is laying a three-km plastic road at Sainikpuri Colony. This is the longest stretch of plastic road in Hyderabad. Earlier a 100-metre stretch was laid connecting Nagole and Uppal metro station on an experimental basis, and a 300-metre stretch was laid at Saidabad in Old City
Under the CRMB technology, GHMC is utilising the amalgamation of old and discarded four-wheeler tyres and the conventional bitumen for laying the road.
The paving bitumen production at Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries (TCOR) has increased, reads a message from the country's Oil and Gas Ministry.
Maharashtra government has decided to use plastic waste along with tar in a bid to improve the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reduce soil pollution.
Indian Central government has come up with new policy permitting 8% plastic waste to be mixed with bitumen in road asphalting works. The policy was framed for transforming waste to wealth and also disposal of plastic waste, which is a threat to environment.
Qatar Fuel (Woqod) has purchased a bitumen tanker with modern specifications from China for $6m built 2012 in China, is a double hull and double bottom tanker.
Ivory Coast’s Societe Multinationale de Bitumes may more than double bitumen production capacity by 2020 to meet demand for the construction material used in road projects in West and Central Africa.
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.
It is an opportunity for our ruling elites to be creative: and kill two birds with one stone, by finding a positive use for plastic waste whiles weather-proofing Ghana’s road network