What is Bitumen?

One of the most frequency asked questions is what is bitumen?

Bitumen is a black viscous material which is mostly used for paving the roads and can be found in different forms, such as rock asphalt, natural bitumen, tar and bitumen derived from oil, which is referred to petroleum bitumen.

Bitumen demand accounts for more than 100 million ton per year which is approximately 700 million barrels of bitumen consumed annually.