CONSOL Energy Will Launch Community All Stars Program, Honor first Community All-Star of 2012-2013

 CONSOL Energy Will Launch Community All Stars Program, Honor first Community
                            All-Star of 2012-2013

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22, 2013

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.


Who:           Laural Ziemba, Director of Community Relations, CONSOL
                 Kris Douglas, CEO, Westmoreland County Food Bank
                 Chris Higbee, Country Music Artist
When:          Wednesday, January 23, 2013 , 4:15-5:15 PM; Award
                 Recognition, 4:45 PM
Where:          CONSOL Energy Center, Center Avenue near the Mario Lemieux
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:


Contact: Lynn Seay, Director - Media Relations, +1-724-485-4065,, or Kate O'Donovan, Coordinator - Public Relations,
+1-724-485-3097, Kateo'
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