Life's a gas for Consol

WHILE its history is as a coal producer, Consol Energy has more recently been adding a natural gas string to its bow, with its gas division producing 46.1 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent – net to the company – for the third quarter.

That was up 17% on its effort for the same time last year and more than it was actually expecting. Third quarter production guidance had been 43-45Bcfe.