World Asphalt

As Quoted In International Construction

Demand in many of the world’s most developed asphalt markets, including North America, Western Europe and Japan, is expected to rebound through 2015 after recent declines.

Global consumption to rise 4.1% yearly through 2015

Global consumption of asphalt is forecast to advance 4.1 percent annually from a very weak 2010 base to 119.5 million metric tons in 2015, equivalent to 725 million barrels of primary asphalt. High petroleum prices combined with economic weakness and declining construction activity resulted in a significant drop in consumption in many of the world’s most developed asphalt markets over the 2005 to 2010 period. Demand in these markets, including North America, Western Europe and Japan, is expected to rebound through 2015.

North America to exhibit fastest regional gains

Gains will be fastest in North America, where the market for asphalt is expected to expand 6.5 percent per year through 2015. Demand for asphalt in both paving and roofing applications will be driven by the recovering US economy and increasing construction activity in the country. The region is a significant consumer of primary asphalt due to the size of the US and Canadian road networks and the dominant position of asphalt materials in the North American roofing market.

China, India to fuel strong growth in Asia/Pacific

The massive infrastructure development programs in China and India, two of the world’s fastest growing economies, will continue to drive strong growth in the Asia/Pacific region. Since 2005, the region has become the largest market for asphalt. China alone will account for nearly one-fifth of global asphalt demand in 2015.

Strong growth in asphalt markets in India and a moderate recovery in demand for asphalt in Japan will also contribute to gains. Consumption of asphalt in Western Europe is forecast to rise 1.8 percent annually through 2015. The region will construct new roads at one of the slowest paces in the world. Paving asphalt consumed in road repair and maintenance applications will account for the majority of gains. Western Europe will post the slowest growth in the world for asphalt used in roofing markets, reflecting the slowest regional growth in building construction spending.

Paving products dominate world asphalt demand

Paving products accounted for nearly 80 percent of total asphalt demand in 2010. Asphalt is the dominant material in the paving segment, particularly in Western Europe and North America, where it is widely favored over concrete in most road paving applications. In roofing markets, on the other hand, asphalt holds a dominant position in several key areas (the US and Canada, for example). Going forward, greater acceptance of modified bitumen membranes in lowslope roofing and asphalt shingles in steep-slope roofing will boost demand, particularly in China, where asphalt roofing occupies a small but growing share of the large roofing market.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 98 million metric ton world asphalt industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 for primary asphalt, asphalt products (e.g., paving, roofing), world region and for 24 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including NuStar Energy, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil.

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  1. World Asphalt

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND (million metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Construction Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

        2. 3.3.1 Building Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION(billion 2009 dollars)

          3. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

        3. 3.3.2 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Paved Roads Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD PAVED ROADS BY REGION (thousand kilometers)

      5. 3.5 World Demographic Overview

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        1. 3.5.1 Population

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.5.2 Households

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          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)

      6. 3.6 World Crude Petroleum Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CRUDE PETROLEUM PRODUCTION BY REGION* (million barrels)

      7. 3.7 World Refining Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCT OUTPUT BY REGION (million metric tons)

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 3.8.1 Recycling

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        2. 3.8.2 Legal & Legislative Issues

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      9. 3.9 Technology Trends

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        1. 3.9.1 Asphalt Paving Mixtures

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        2. 3.9.2 Asphalt Roofing Products

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Asphalt Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Asphalt Demand by Product

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        1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Paving Products

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          1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND IN PAVING PRODUCTS (million metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Roofing Products

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          1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND IN ROOFING PRODUCTS (million metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Other Asphalt Products

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          1. Table | WORLD ASPHALT DEMAND IN OTHER PRODUCTS (million metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Relationship of Primary Asphalt to Asphalt Products

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      5. 4.5 Primary Asphalt Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ASPHALT DEMAND BY REGION (million barrels)

      6. 4.6 Primary Asphalt Production by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ASPHALT PRODUCTION BY REGION (million barrels)

      7. 4.7 International Trade in Primary Asphalt

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        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ASPHALT TRADE FLOWS (million barrels)

      8. 4.8 Asphalt Demand & Economic Activity

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    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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        1. 5.1.1 North America: Market Environment

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          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.1.2 North America: Asphalt Demand

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          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 5.1.3 North America: Suppliers

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      2. 5.2 United States

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        1. Table | UNITED STATES: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Canada

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        1. Table | CANADA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Mexico

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        1. Table | MEXICO: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

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        1. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Market Environment

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          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Asphalt Demand

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          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 6.1.3 Western Europe: Suppliers

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      2. 6.2 France

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        1. Table | FRANCE: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Germany

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        1. Table | GERMANY: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Spain

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        1. Table | SPAIN: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 6.5 Italy

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        1. Table | ITALY: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Other Western Europe

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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        1. 7.1.1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

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          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.1.2 Asia/Pacific: Asphalt Demand

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          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 7.1.3 Asia/Pacific: Suppliers

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      2. 7.2 China

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        1. Table | CHINA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      3. 7.3 India

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        1. Table | INDIA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      4. 7.4 Japan

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        1. Table | JAPAN: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      5. 7.5 Indonesia

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        1. Table | INDONESIA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDONESIA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Australia

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        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA PACIFIC: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ASPHALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 8.1.1 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        4. 8.1.2 Other Central & South America

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          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 8.2.1 Russia

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          1. Table | RUSSIA: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        4. 8.2.2 Poland

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          1. Table | POLAND: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        5. 8.2.3 Other Eastern Europe

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          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ASPHALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

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        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        3. 8.3.1 Turkey

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          1. Table | TURKEY: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

        4. 8.3.2 Other Africa/Mideast

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          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASPHALT SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASPHALT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million metric tons)

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ASPHALT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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      2. 9.2 Market Share

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        1. 9.2.1 Primary Asphalt Market Leaders

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        2. 9.2.2 Paving Asphalt Market Leaders

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        3. 9.2.3 Roofing Asphalt Market Leaders

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      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 9.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

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      7. 9.7 Product Development

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      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.8.1 Anglo American plc

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        2. 9.8.2 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

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        3. 9.8.3 Bouygues SA

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        4. 9.8.4 BP plc

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        5. 9.8.5 Building Materials Corporation of America

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        6. 9.8.6 CEMEX SAB de CV

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        7. 9.8.7 Chevron Corporation

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        8. 9.8.8 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

          $170.00

        9. 9.8.9 ConocoPhillips

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        10. 9.8.10 CRH plc

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        11. 9.8.11 Exxon Mobil Corporation

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        12. 9.8.12 HeidelbergCement AG

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        13. 9.8.13 Icopal A/S

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        14. 9.8.14 IKO Group

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        15. 9.8.15 Indian Oil Corporation Limited

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        16. 9.8.16 Integrated Paving Concepts Incorporated

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        17. 9.8.17 JX Holdings Incorporated

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        18. 9.8.18 Kukdong Oil & Chemicals Company Limited

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        19. 9.8.19 Lafarge SA

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        20. 9.8.20 Mapei SpA

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        21. 9.8.21 Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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        22. 9.8.22 MeadWestvaco Corporation

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        23. 9.8.23 Neste Oil Oyj

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        24. 9.8.24 NuStar Energy LP

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        25. 9.8.25 Onduline SA

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        26. 9.8.26 Owens Corning

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        27. 9.8.27 Petroleo Brasileiro SA

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        28. 9.8.28 Petróleos de Venezuela SA

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        29. 9.8.29 Petróleos Mexicanos SA

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        30. 9.8.30 Repsol YPF SA

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        31. 9.8.31 Royal Dutch Shell plc

          $392.00

        32. 9.8.32 Saint-Gobain

          $145.00

        33. 9.8.33 Soprema SA

          $106.00

        34. 9.8.34 STRABAG SE

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        35. 9.8.35 Total SA

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        36. 9.8.36 Valero Energy Corporation

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        37. 9.8.37 Veidekke ASA

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      9. 9.9 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $96.00

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