On April 13, CONSOL Energy Inc. restarted production at the Bailey mine in Pennsylvania. The company curtailed production temporarily on March 30 after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Enhanced sanitization and social distancing measures, along with staggered shifts at the mine will continue to ensure the health and wellness of all personnel on site, according to the company.
However, due to a weakness in coal demand and economic slowdown, CONSOL announced it temporarily idled the Enlow Fork mine.
“We will assess and monitor the ever-changing situation in the global marketplace and will evaluate options continuously, as we navigate through the pandemic,” the company said. “As always, we intend to run our operations safely and compliantly, with our production based on market conditions and customer inventories.