Consol Energy Inc. and Consol Coal Resources LP have provided an operational update.
Resuming operations at Bailey Mine
On 30 March, the company announced the temporary curtailment of production at the Bailey Mine due to two employees testing positive for COVID-19. As of April 13th, the workforce at the Bailey Mine has returned to a normal production schedule. Enhanced sanitisation and social distancing measures, along with staggered shifts at the mine will continue to ensure the health and wellness of all personnel on site.
Over the past few weeks, the company has taken several steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its employees, their families and its communities, while working to minimise disruptions to operations.
Temporarily idling Enlow Fork Mine
Unfortunately, due to the weakness in coal demand and economic slowdown related to the pandemic, production at the Enlow Fork Mine will be temporarily idled at this time. The company will assess and monitor the ever-changing situation in the global marketplace and will evaluate options continuously, as it navigates through the pandemic. The company intends to run its operations safely and compliantly, with its production based on market conditions and customer inventories.
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