SGF Energy is a major producer and marketer of liquid asphalt used primarily as a binder in constructing and maintaining road surfaces. The liquid asphalt is combined with aggregate to produce Hot Mix Asphalt, used for roadways. Other uses for asphalt include the manufacture of roofing products.
SGF Energy has the largest domestic asphalt production capacity in Turkey, producing base asphalt binders from four of its six refineries. Izmir and Istanbul refineries do not produce asphalt.
Asphalt must be kept hot to remain a liquid and is generally shipped at temperatures exceeding 300 degrees Fahrenheit via barge, rail or transport truck. Pipelines can not be used to move this product great distances efficiently due to temperature constraints.
SGF Energy markets asphalt through 33 owned or leased terminals located throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The SGF Energy customer base includes asphalt paving contractors, government entities (states, counties, cities, and townships) and asphalt roofing shingle manufacturers.