Petroleum Coke


Pet coke, also known as petroleum coke, is a carbonaceous solid material derived from oil refinery coker units or other cracking processes. It is a byproduct of the refining process of crude oil and consists mainly of carbon, with traces of other elements such as sulfur, metals, and hydrogen.

The production of pet coke involves thermal cracking of heavy petroleum fractions in delayed coker units or fluid coker units within an oil refinery. This process breaks down the heavy hydrocarbons into lighter products like gasoline and diesel, leaving behind a residue that solidifies into pet coke.

Pet coke comes in two primary forms:

  1. Calcined Pet Coke: This type of pet coke is produced by heating the raw pet coke to remove volatile compounds and other impurities. The process of calcination enhances the material’s properties, making it more suitable for various industrial applications.

  2. Green Pet Coke: This form of pet coke is directly obtained from the coker unit without undergoing the calcination process. It has higher moisture content and is generally less desirable for certain applications compared to calcined pet coke.

Pet coke has several applications, including:

  1. Fuel: It can be used as a fuel in cement kilns, power plants, and other industrial processes where high carbon content is required.

  2. Anode Material: Calcined pet coke is extensively used as anode material in the production of aluminum, steel, and other metals in the smelting industry.

  3. Carbon Additive: It is used as a carbon additive in the production of electrodes and various carbon-containing products.

  4. Manufacture of Graphite: Pet coke is used in the production of graphite, which has various applications, such as in the manufacturing of batteries, lubricants, and other industrial products.

While pet coke has various industrial uses, it has also faced criticism due to its high carbon content and potential environmental impacts, particularly when used as a fuel source. Its combustion releases greenhouse gases and other pollutants into the atmosphere. As a result, there have been calls to regulate or reduce its usage in certain regions as part of efforts to mitigate climate change and air pollution.


Minimum Order Quantity10,000 MT
Country of OriginKazakhstan
PackingBulk for Vessel Loading
Insurance110% by Seller
Delivery Within 3-4 weeks, from the date of approval of Documents, depending upon availability of Vessel.
InspectionAll products are Quality & Quantity wise certified by SGS.
Payment Terms:To be discussed
Commission:Brokers may please contact us for payable commission


Mass Portion of the total Moisture2% Max
Ash Content0.6% Max
Mass Portion of Sulphur2.5-3.5% Max.
Fix Carbon86-89%
Sodium<1000 PPM
Iron (Fe)<100 PPM
Nickel<200 PPM
Volatile Matter9.0% -14.0%
Hard Grove Index40-80
GCV (Cal/Kg.)> 8400
Net Calorific Value (Cal/Kg)> 7500
Size00mm to 50mm Max.

Mass Portion of the total Moisture4% Max
Ash Content0.3% -0.5%
Mass Portion of Sulphur0.8%-1.0%
Fix Carbon86%
Vanadium200 PPM
Silicon250 PPM
Iron100 PPM
Hard Grove Index50-70 mm
GCV (KCal/Kg.)8400-8600
Net Calorific Value (KCal/Kg)7500
Volatile Matter10.9%-12%
Gravity1.8-2.1 @25°C
Size00mm to 50mm

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