CONSOL Energy Launches Community All Stars Program and New Campaign at CONSOL Energy Center

CONSOL Energy Launches Community All Stars Program and New Campaign at CONSOL
                                Energy Center

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pittsburgh Penguinsfans will have
the opportunity for some unique recognition at CONSOL Energy Center during the
2012-2013 season, courtesy of CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX). In partnership with
the Pittsburgh Penguins, the company is launching Community All Stars, a
community-focused program designed to showcase non-profit organizations and
everyday citizens that are making a difference in communities throughout
Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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These organizations, and the people who contribute their time and effort to
make their community a better place to live, will be recognized as Community
All Stars during each home game throughout the hockey season. The program
honors a variety of critical support services including scholarships,
emergency and basic human services, and aid for those in need.

A new interactive feature on CONSOL Energy's web site and Facebook page allows
Pens fans and the public to nominate their Community All Star and showcases
the All Stars who are selected. Visit:
http://www.consolenergy.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/consol-in-the-community/community-all-stars/nominate.aspx
OR https://www.facebook.com/consolenergy/app_250199341769273.

Each Community All-Star will be awarded a trophy in the Pittsburgh Penguins
locker room, invited to a luncheon at CONSOL Energy Center, and will receive
tickets to a Penguins' hockey game, during which they will be recognized on
the center ice scoreboard.

Community All Stars is a new initiative of CONSOL Energy's community
investment program, whose goal it is to support organizations and activities
that enjoy wide community support and that benefit the most people, with a
specific focus in the areas of public safety, youth organizations, community
organizations, as well as arts and culture.

"Community All-Stars represents the desire of CONSOL Energy to shine a light
on every-day people who invest their time and energy into their communities in
order to make them a better place to live and work," commented Laural Ziemba,
Director of Community Relations."Each year, CONSOL gives more than $6
million to non-profit organizations that work to keep our communities strong,
but we wanted to find a way to publicly thank them and what better way than to
engage our relationship with the Pittsburgh Penguins and their awesome fan
base?.We encourage fans and non-fans alike to go online and nominate their
Community All Star."

"We are proud to be a partner with CONSOL Energy this season for the Community
All Star program. They do so many great things in our community and this is a
wonderful way for CONSOL Energy and the Penguins to showcase and promote the
valuable work being done by numerous community groups throughout our region,"
commented David Peart, Senior Vice President, Pittsburgh Penguins. "We
applaud and recognize the dedication of our community groups for their
contributions."

For the 2012-2013 season, CONSOL Energy also launched a new ad campaign that
is featured on digital billboards throughout CONSOL Energy Center and in the
Ice Time programs. The colorful, eye-catching artwork will have fans
pondering the question "What would the game of ice hockey be like without
reliable electricity?" The company also worked with the Pittsburgh Penguins
to produce a powerful pre-game trailer designed to get fans out of their seats
as the Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice in their quest for another Stanley
Cup.

GRAPHICS AVAILABLE: Community All Star Logo, CONSOL Energy Campaign Ad

About CONSOL Energy Inc.
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
coalbed 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
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.

SOURCE CONSOL Energy Inc.

Website: http://www.consolenergy.com
Contact: Lynn Seay, Director, Media Relations, CONSOL Energy, +1-724-485-4065