Definition: Coal tar (Code 2130)
Coal tar is a result of the destructive distillation of bituminous coal or of the low-temperature carbonisation of brown coal. Coal tar from bituminous coal is the liquid by-product of the distillation of coal to make coke in the coke oven process. Coal tar can be further distilled into different organic products (e.g. Benzene, toluene, naphthalene), which normally would be reported as a feedstock to the petrochemical industry.
European Union, Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics, Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe Annual Questionnaire On Solid Fossil Fuels And Manufactured Gases