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Term
Petroleum coke (code O4694)
Term extension
Energy
Definition
Black solid by-product, obtained mainly by cracking and carbonising petroleum derived feedstock, vacuum bottoms, tar and pitches in processes such as delayed coking or fluid coking. It consists mainly of carbon (90 to 95 %) and has a low ash content. It is used as a feedstock in coke ovens for the steel industry, for heating purposes, for electrode manufacture and for the production of chemicals. The two most important qualities are ‘green coke’ and ‘calcinated coke’. Includes ‘catalyst coke’ deposited on the catalyst during refining processes; this coke is not recoverable and is usually burned as refinery fuel.
Remark
Current Eurostat dissemination code: O4694
Old Eurostat dissemination code: 3285
Standard International Energy Product Classification (SIEC): Class 4694
SDMX (CL_SIEC_E): O4694
Source
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics
Hyperlink
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32008R1099
Other link(s)
Relationships between products and flows of energy balances
International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES)
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