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CONSOL selling 5 W.Va. coal mines to Murray Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc. is selling all five of its longwall coal mines in West Virginia to Ohio-based Murray Energy for $3.5 billion.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:09pm EDT

Tags: Consol, Murray Energy,

4 eastern Kentucky mines being idled

Four eastern Kentucky coal mines are being idled, affecting 260 jobs.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 12:45pm EST

Tags: Kentucky,

MSHA orders end to use of defective air packs

Mine operators must immediately begin phasing out use of an emergency breathing device that has proven unreliable in tests and must take the questionable model out of every U.S. mine by Dec. 31, 2013, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Thursday.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Tags: SR-100, breathing aparatus