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News in Brief Issue 02_2016

STEAG takes over operations management in Brazil

On 1st February 2016, STEAG Energy Services do Brasil Ltd. (SESBR) took over responsibility for managing the operation of a gas treatment plant owned by Parnaiba Gas Natural S.A. (PGN). The Brazilian STEAG subsidiary was awarded this contract at the end of last year. Ulrich Sigel, Member of the Board of STEAG Energies Services GmbH, explained that his company’s operations ...

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Coal-fired power plants are the only means for generating a reliable and affordable power supply

On 15th January 2016, the VDKi (German Coal Importer Association) in Hamburg welcomed a high-profile guest to its New Year’s Reception. The President of the IG BCE (German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy), Michael Vassiliadis, delivered his keynote speech in front of an audience of around 170 members and guests. He considers the latest fossil-fuel phase-out proposals from ...

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VDKi publishes its initial assessment of the global trade, consumption and import of coal in 2015

As the German Coal Importer Association (VDKi) in Hamburg suggested last summer, the steady growth reported in the production of coal (coking and steam coal) for more than a decade is now expected not just to have stagnated but to have declined for the very first time. The VDKi estimates that global production has decreased by approximately 150 to 200 ...

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PDAC 2016 Convention in Toronto – First German pavilion a great success

More than 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries gathered at the PDAC 2016 Convention of The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto where investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, government officials and students gathered for the largest exploration and mining event in the world. In spite of recent industry challenges and the current downturn in the global resource ...

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Boldt/Weller/Kühne/von Mäßenhausen: Bundesberggesetz, 2. Auflage

The second edition of Boldt/Weller’s commentary on mining law was published at the end of 2015. Published in 1982 at the time the Federal Mining Act came into effect, the first edition of this commentary has now been completely revised by Gunther Kühne and Hans-Ulrich von Mäßenhausen. The commentary has been written by experts with practical experience in mining law ...

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