PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX) and the Pittsburgh Penguins will help to kick off the 2012-2013 ice hockey season by launching a new Community All Stars program and honoring the first Community All-Stars from the Westmoreland County Food Bank. During an informal pre-game ceremony outside CONSOL Energy Center, representatives from the organization will be awarded tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins first home game, during which they will be recognized on the center ice scoreboard. Chris Higbee will provide musical entertainment amidst the world's greatest hockey fans waiting for the Pittsburgh Penguins' first home game.
Laural Ziemba, Director of Community Relations, CONSOL Energy
Kris Douglas, CEO, Westmoreland County Food Bank
Chris Higbee, Country Music Artist
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 , 4:15-5:15 PM; Award Recognition, 4:45 PM
CONSOL Energy Center, Center Avenue near the Mario Lemieux Statue
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Representatives from CONSOL Energy awarding home opener tickets to Westmoreland Food Bank representative
About CONSOL Energy CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.5 billion tons. The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL has transformed itself from a pure-play coal bed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale, has an active exploration program in the Utica Shale and has proved natural gas reserves of over 3.5 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. In 2011, the company recorded its best safety record since it was founded in 1860. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its Web site: www.consolenergy.com.