Asphalt , according to Sir Walter Raleigh speaking on March 22, 1595, the Pitch Lake will be beneficial to our growing economy. The asphalt industry is the second most important mining activity after petroleum. The industry is a government-owned state enterprise. this asphalt is used for roads fixing ships etc.
Did you realise that Keith Rowley sold your Pitch Lake to the Chinese? The media pushing message about dry dock facilities, but did they tell you that the La Brea Pitch Lake has been sold , following the sale of the Petrotrin, prime minister sold your Pitch Lake .
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited ( Lake Asphalt ) is a wholly owned state enterprise situated in Brighton, La Brea, Trinidad charged with the commercial development of the Pitch Lake of Trinidad and Tobago, the world’s largest deposit of natural asphalt .
Asphalt, black or brown petroleum-like material that has a consistency varying from viscous liquid to glassy solid. It is obtained either as a residue from the distillation of petroleum or from natural deposits. Asphalt consists of compounds of hydrogen and carbon with minor proportions of nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen.
Lake Asphalt is a wholly owned State enterprise under the purview of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. The company was incorporated in 1978, although commercial production at the Pitch Lake first began in 1868, its website says.
Visit The World’s Largest Lake Made Of Asphalt This is Pitch Lake. The lake is located next to the village of La Brea, meaning “tar” in Spanish. The formation of natural asphalt lakes is not fully understood (Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits and Venezuela’s Lake Guanoco are other examples of natural asphalt-like deposits).
La Brea Pitch Lake
Located at La Brea in southwest Trinidad , the Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world . Known to many as the 8th wonder of the world , the lake is the major supplier of asphalt to the international market.
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1 : containing or impregnated with bitumen . 2 : of or relating to bituminous coal.
Bitumen , dense, highly viscous, petroleum-based hydrocarbon that is found in deposits such as oil sands and pitch lakes (natural bitumen ) or is obtained as a residue of the distillation of crude oil (refined bitumen ).
Pitch is a viscoelastic polymer which can be natural or manufactured, derived from petroleum, coal tar, or plants. Various forms of pitch may also be called tar, bitumen, or asphalt. Pitch produced from plants is also known as resin. Some products made from plant resin are also known as rosin.