The structure of the RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG since 2008 !

The new logo: The logo of the RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG !
The chairman of the board of directors, Bernd Toenjes Bernd Toenjes !
The board member for the personnel, Peter Schrimpf Peter Schrimpf !
The board member for the finances,
Dr. Juergen-Johann Rupp
Dr. Juergen-Johann Rupp !
The board member for the technology, Juergen Eikhoff Juergen Eikhoff !
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The company


After the separation of the "white" area of the RAG from the "black" one the RAG Aktiengesellschaft bundles up all important expertise concerning mining. The name of the company that runs the German hard coal mining industry is RAG Deutsche Steinkohle.

 Like the companies RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbueren, RAG Bildung and RAG Ruhranalytik the RAG Deutsche Steinkohle belongs to the RAG Aktiengesellschaft, the only owner of which is the RAG foundation. Also under the roof of the RAG foundation is the "white" area, the new name of which is Evonik Industries AG with its fields chemistry, energy and real estate. The RAG Deutsche Steinkohle and the RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren have more then 30.000 well trained employees in their eight collieries, one cokery and different service companies. The RAG Bildung (translation: "RAG education") runs different institutions for the education and the further training in Germany and the RAG Ruhranalytik is an independent laboratory that is specialized in the field of the solid fuels. The liability between the "white" area and the "black" one has been given up since the start of the so called Steinkohlefinanzierungsgesetz (translation: "hard coal mining industry financing law") in January 2008. Instead of it there is a new treaty between the RAG foundation and the RAG Aktiengesellschaft that has the consequence that the foundation has the liability for the so called "eternal costs" after the shutdown of the last colliery. These costs result from the fact that e.g. the water will have to be pumped out of the former collieries in order to avoid that the Ruhr area will be flooded because of the subsidences caused by the mining industry during several decades.

The Steinkohlefinanzierungsgesetz has been mentionned before, yet. Very important points of this law are that the collieries will be closed in a socially acceptable way and that the decision to close the German collieries until 2018 is screened in the year 2012 by the German Bundestag based on certain criteria like the safety of energy supply, the world market price for hard coal and the development of the international markets.

Source: Press report of the RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG from Jaunary 2nd in 2008.