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Historical Moments

1864

Coal production begins.

1869

Consolidation Coal Company begins river operations at docks in Elizabeth, Pa.

1927

The company becomes largest bituminous coal producer in the United States, a distinction it retains today

1958

Consolidation Coal Company establishes the first independent research and development facility dedicated to the extraction and production of coal.

1980

The extraction of coal-bed methane prior to mining begins in order to enhance the safety and productivity of mining operations.

1984

The company opens the largest underground coal mine complex in the world, Bailey, Pa. Construction of the only marine terminal on the East Coast served by two railroads is completed. The company's Baltimore Terminal can store more than 1.1 million tons of coal on site, allowing it to export coal overseas.

1991

DuPont Energy and RWE A.G. acquire Consolidation Coal and change the company's name to CONSOL Energy Inc.

1999

After years of ownership by outside organizations such as Conoco, DuPont and RWE A.G, CONSOL Energy begins trading on the NYSE under the symbol CNX with the public offering of 20.6 million shares.

2001

The company announces a joint venture with Allegheny Energy to construct an 88-megawatt, coalbed-methane -fueled electricity generating facility in southwestern Virginia.

2002

CONSOL Energy receives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Climate Protection Award." CNX Marine Terminal Inc. begins operation as a break bulk and general cargo and warehouse provider at Baltimore facilities.

The company wins the first of its National Awards for Excellence in Surface Mining given by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining for its innovative reclamation practices. The distinction was also received in 2003 and 2004.

2005

CONSOL Energy is named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine.

CNX Gas is formed to focus on natural gas exploration, development, production and gathering in the Appalachian Basin of the United States.

2006

The company became the largest river operator along the Monongahela with the purchase of Mon River Towing, bringing the river fleet to 18 towboats and more than 650 barges.

In conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, a new, retrofit emissions control technology system is being demonstrated by CONSOL's Research and Development team at the coal-fired, electricity generating AES Greenidge station in New York.

2007

CONSOL Energy had a record year for safety in 2007, with an overall incident rate of 2.59 per 200,000 exposure hours. Mon River Towing, a subsidiary of CONSOL Energy, recorded > 1,000,000 exposure hours without a lost-time accident and Robinson Run Mine in Harrison County (W.Va) received the 2007 Barton B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award.

CONSOL Energy is named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine.

2008

CONSOL Energy purchased the naming rights to the new arena for the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penguins. CONSOL Energy Center is expected to open its doors in 2010.

2009

As the result of a $3.475 billion agreement to acquire Dominion's E&P business, CONSOL Energy will be the largest, and among the fastest growing and lowest cost, producers of natural gas in the Appalachian Basin. In addition, CONSOL will have the leading position in the strategic Marcellus Shale fairway by tripling development assets to approximately 750,000 acres.

2010

CONSOL Energy acquires Dominion Resource's Appalachian Exploration & Production Business, adding 1.04 Tcf of Proved Reserves, 41 Bcf of Annual Production and Tripling CONSOL Energy's Marcellus Shale gas holdings to approximately 750,000 acres.

CONSOL Energy is named one of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes Magazine.

2011

CONSOL Energy formed strategic partnerships with Noble Energy, Inc. to jointly develop 628,000 acres in the Marcellus Shale, and with Hess Corporation to explore for and develop oil, liquids, and gas on 200,000 acres of Utica Shale in Ohio.

2013

The transformative period that began with the acquisition of Dominion Resources Appalachian E&P business culminates with the divestiture of 5 longwall coal mines in West Virginia and related assets.

2014

Now one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies with a best-in-class legacy coal segment, CONSOL Energy continues to earn its reputation as an innovator and one of the world's safest and most-productive energy companies.