Consol Energy’s Wiley surface mine earns third R.E. Bailey Safety Award

consol-energy-logo.jpg Consol’s Wiley mine in Mingo County, West Virginia has earned its third consecutive R.E. Bailey Safety Award as its 50 employees achieved a milestone in safety by working another million hours without a lost-time accident. The stellar safety record has its origins 25 years ago in December 1986 when the last lost-time accident occurred at [...]

Consol agrees to $5.5mn federal fine for WV coal mines pollution

U.S. coal miner Consol Energy has agreed to a hefty $5.5 million fine and $200 million in pollution control to reduce mining wastewater pollution in Appalachian streams and rivers.

CONSOL Energy Idles Emery Mine

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has issued notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) that it will idle its Emery Mine near Price, Utah, and that employees there will be furloughed. Read […]

CONSOL Energy and Verdeo Group to Develop First Large Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane Abatement Project in West Virginia

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has joined with Verdeo Group, Inc., to develop the first project to destroy ventilation air methane ("VAM") emissions at an active West Virginia coal mine. Read more at

Four Consol operations earn Holmes Safety awards

International Longwall News reports that CONSOL Energy said four of its West Virginia mines have been named recipients of Joseph A Holmes Safety awards for their performances in 2009…more at International Longwall News

Consol to resume production at WVa mine

Coal producer Consol Energy plans to resume longwall mining at its Blacksville No.

MSHA blames lack of rules for fatal mining accident

Federal investigators say a lack of policies and procedures for operating underground locomotives contributed to a fatal accident at a Consol Energy operation in West Virginia last October.

New Western US mine safety chair

The University of Utah has announced the endowment of the Western Mining Presidential Chair in Mine Safety. The $1.5 million endowment is being created through an effort led by  J. Brett Harvey, President and CEO of Consol Energy, and Greg Lang, President of Barrick Gold North America. “In establishing this Endowed Chair in Mine Safety, the University [...]

Consol plans W.Va. coal-to-liquid plant

Mine operator Consol Energy says it's planning to build a gasification plant to turn coal into methanol and gasoline in West Virginia.

Miner dies at Consol Energy mine in West Virginia

Investigators are trying to determine how a West Virginia coal miner was killed by the locomotive he was driving underground.