CONSOL Energy Announces Plans to Supply European Cracker Facilities with Ethane from the Marcellus Shale in Western

   CONSOL Energy Announces Plans to Supply European Cracker Facilities with
           Ethane from the Marcellus Shale in Western Pennsylvania

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX)
announced today that it has entered into agreement with Ineos Europe AG, part
of the Ineos Group, to export ethane via Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East
infrastructure and the Marcus Hook Delaware River port for use in Ineos'
European cracker complexes.

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The agreement builds on plans to transport high-value propane and ethane by
pipeline from Western Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook, where the materials will be
processed and shipped by sea to domestic and export markets. This is the
second ethane transaction that CONSOL Energy has recently announced, while the
first transaction was with Royal Dutch Shell to supply ethane to its planned
cracker facility in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

"This agreement, and others like it, signify a vote of confidence that the
Marcellus Shale resource base represents a long-term, reliable energy supply
for industrial users both at home and abroad," commented Nick DeIuliis,
President of CONSOL Energy. "We are pleased to partner with Ineos as we
continue to expand upon opportunities to diversify end-user markets for our
region's natural gas products."

Recent industry investment in midstream infrastructure is providing access to
new opportunities by connecting the areas producing "wet" gas in Western
Pennsylvania to international markets linked to the Port of Philadelphia, as
well as other active and planned export facilities.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas
and coal. The company is one of the largest independent natural gas
exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in
the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. CONSOL Energy deploys an
organic growth strategy focused on rapidly developing its resource base of 5.7
trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves, while the company's
premium coal assets are sold to electricity generators and steelmakers both
domestically and internationally. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard &
Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information may be
found at www.consolenergy.com.

Ineos Europe AG is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty
chemicals and oil products. It comprises 15 businesses each with a major
chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 51 manufacturing
facilities in 11 countries throughout the world. http://www.ineos.com/en/

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uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
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press release; we disclaim any obligation to update these statements. We have
based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and
assumptions about future events. While our management considers these
expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to
significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks,
contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and
many of which are beyond our control. These risks, contingencies and
uncertainties relate to, among other matters, the following with respect to
the proposed transaction: The ability to obtain regulatory approvals for the
transaction on the proposed terms and schedule; disruption to our business,
including customer, employee and supplier relationships resulting from this
transaction; risks that the conditions to closing may not be satisfied; and
the impact of the transaction on our future operating results, our capital
investment program, and our dividend, and other factors discussed in the 2012
Form 10-K under "Risk Factors," as updated by any subsequent Form 10-Qs, which
are on file at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE CONSOL Energy Inc.

Website: http://www.consolenergy.com
Contact: Investor - Dan Zajdel, (724) 485-4169, or Tyler Lewis, (724)
485-3157, Media - Kate O'Donovan, (724) 485-3097, or Brian Aiello, (724)
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