Consol subsidiary to cut coal production

ONE of the United States' largest coal producers, Consol Energy, said a subsidiary has temporarily reduced production at a Pennsylvania coal mine because it needs different mining equipment to operate safely, cutting output by 1.4 million tonnes.

Eighty-Four Mining Co said it has stopped production of longwall coal at its Mine 84 operation because it expects to need a different equipment design to operate safely based "the geologic

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