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Consol Energy to expand longwall mines

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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
 

Consol Energy Inc. plans to expand longwall mining at its Bailey Mine in Southwest Pennsylvania, one of the two highest-producing underground coal mines in the nation.

The Bailey Mine, referred to as BMS Mine by Consol, already has two longwall mining machines in operation. It's part of the Bailey-Enlow Fork mining complex along the border between Greene and Washington counties.

The Enlow Fork mine also uses two longwall machines. Consol plans to add a third longwall machine at the Bailey Mine so it will produce about 5 million tons of coal annually by 2014.

The mine has about 300 workers but will add about 375 as part of the expansion.

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