Consol http://wfpl.org en Recent Mine Idling Shows Demand for Metallurgical Coal Faltering, Too http://wfpl.org/post/recent-mine-idling-shows-demand-metallurgical-coal-faltering-too <p>CONSOL Energy has decided to temporarily idle two coal mines, the Buchanan Mine in southwest Virginia and the Amonate Mining Complex in southern West Virginia.</p><p>This doesn't stand out as particularly surprising news--after all, demand for coal is dropping, and factors like low natural gas prices, an unseasonably warm winter and upcoming environmental regulations have made it a tough year for the industry.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1656 at http://wfpl.org