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Digital highlights - April 2014

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Mongolia’s illegal coal mines
The expansion of legal mining over recent years in Mongolia has also seen a dramatic increase in the number of illegal mines in operation.

Global coal outlook from BHP Billiton
President of BHP Billiton's global coal business, Dean Dalla Valle, discussed the global coal outlook.

Resumption of Drummond coal exports increases surplus
The resumption of Drummond coal exports from Colombia has increased the Atlantic surplus.

From our sectors

Mining Cat receives longwall plough order
Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka, a Polish coal mining company, as ordered its fourth Cat plough longwall system.

Preparation McLanahan names new CEO
Sean McLanahan has been appointed CEO of McLanahan, representing the sixth generation of family ownership.

Handling Martin Engineering names distributor in Zambia
Martin Engineering has named Fluid Base Industries as its full service distributor in Zambia.

Power German coal-fired power generation at post-Fukushima low
Germany's coal power generation falls to lowest levels since 2011.

Products New Cat variable frequency drive for longwall systems
The new Cat® Variable Frequency Drive for longwall systems increases face conveyor speed and torque control to boost productivity in mining applications.

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1 Huge coal deposits discovered in North Sea
Scientists have discovered large coal deposits under the North Sea that could power Britain for hundreds of years.

2 The importance of high-quality GET
High-quality GET can increase productivity, reduce fuel consumption and improve safety for mine workers, explains MTG.

3 Outlook for metallurgical coal is steady
Mike Elliott, EY Mining & Metals, explains why the global outlook for metallurgical coal is steady despite steel industry troubles.

4 Glencore to shut Australian coal mine
Glencore Xstrata has announced that it will shut one of its Australian coal mines by the end of 2014.

5 Coal supplies at power plants fall in cold weather
The average supply of coal held at electric power plants in December 2013 dropped below 60 days of burn.

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