Natural Gas & Coal

Coal

Overview of CONSOL Energy Coal Operations

Where geology is favorable and CONSOL Energy reserves are sufficient, the company utilizes longwall mining systems in its underground mines. Mines equipped with longwall technology are highly mechanized and provide increased production.

An integral part of the longwall mining process is the continuous mining machines. These units are used to carve out the longwall panels by driving "entries" into the coal seam, providing access for miners and equipment, streams of air for ventilation purposes, the dimensions of longwall panels and escape routes.

ENLOW FORK

Location : Southwestern Pennsylvania
Method : Longwall and continuous mining machines
# of Mine Sites : One
2012 Production : 9.5 million tons
Seam : Pittsburgh 8

BAILEY

Location : Southwestern Pennsylvania
Method : Longwall and continuous mining machines
# of Mine Sites : One
2012 Production : 9.6 million tons
Seam : Pittsburgh 8


MILLER CREEK COMPLEX

Location : Southern West Virgina / Mingo County
Method : Continuous mining machines, stripping shovels and front-end loaders
# of Mine Sites : One
2012 Production : 2.9 million tons (steam coal)
Seam : Upper Dorothy (coalburg), Kittanning, Freeport, Coalburg Rider, Stockton and 5 Block

BUCHANAN

Location : Southern Virgina
Method : Longwall system and continuous mining machines
# of Mine Sites : One
2012 Production : 3.5 million tons
Seam : Pocahontas 3

 

 

For sales information, contact:

Jim McCaffrey
Sr. VP Sales
CONSOL Energy Sales Company

Phone: (724) 485-4000
jamesmccaffrey@consolenergy.com

Sam Johnson
VP Energy Marketing
CONSOL Energy Sales Company

Phone: (724) 485-3124
samjohnson@consolenergy.com