CONSOL Energy Opens Australian Office

PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PR Newswire Interactive Release/ -- CONSOL Energy

Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has opened an office in Brisbane, Australia, to develop

business opportunities in coal production and coalbed methane extraction in

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from CONSOL Energy Inc.

the Asia/Pacific region.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010115/PHM006LOGO-b )
     The office in Brisbane is located between the two major coal mining areas
 of Australia, the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland to the north, and, to the
 south, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
     "The Asia/Pacific region is an area of significant growth in energy
 consumption, and we believe that there will be many investment opportunities
 for us in this region," said William A. Bruno, vice president-international
 business and development.
     Randall S. DeBolt, general manager, and Lars U. Lange, project manager,
 staff the office.  Both have considerable experience in underground mining.
 "We plan to use that experience and CONSOL Energy's technical ability in
 longwall mining and coalbed methane extraction for project development,"
 DeBolt said.
 
     CONSOL Energy Inc. is the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in
 the United States, and the largest exporter of U.S. coal. CONSOL Energy has 23
 bituminous coal mining complexes in six states and two Canadian provinces.  In
 addition, the company produces approximately 89 million cubic feet per day
 (net) of coalbed methane gas.  CONSOL Energy had revenues of $2.2 billion
 during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000.  Additional information about the
 company can be found at its web site: www.consolenergy.com.
 
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the Asia/Pacific region.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010115/PHM006LOGO-b )
     The office in Brisbane is located between the two major coal mining areas
 of Australia, the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland to the north, and, to the
 south, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
     "The Asia/Pacific region is an area of significant growth in energy
 consumption, and we believe that there will be many investment opportunities
 for us in this region," said William A. Bruno, vice president-international
 business and development.
     Randall S. DeBolt, general manager, and Lars U. Lange, project manager,
 staff the office.  Both have considerable experience in underground mining.
 "We plan to use that experience and CONSOL Energy's technical ability in
 longwall mining and coalbed methane extraction for project development,"
 DeBolt said.
 
     CONSOL Energy Inc. is the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in
 the United States, and the largest exporter of U.S. coal. CONSOL Energy has 23
 bituminous coal mining complexes in six states and two Canadian provinces.  In
 addition, the company produces approximately 89 million cubic feet per day
 (net) of coalbed methane gas.  CONSOL Energy had revenues of $2.2 billion
 during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000.  Additional information about the
 company can be found at its web site: www.consolenergy.com.
 
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