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January 10, 2011 08:35 ET

Equity Research on CONSOL Energy Inc. and Patriot Coal Corporation -- A Brief Overview of the Coal Producing Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the industrial metals & minerals industry and has completed analytical research on CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) and Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

The coal industry has been trending upward with the help of higher industrial output, rising oil costs and strong demand from China and India. The coal industry index rose 6% in December to close out the year on a high note. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the industrial metals & minerals industry.

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Industrial output is also on the rise and coal companies have benefitted from it. Specifically, steel production is beginning to improve. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Strong demand in China and India, the first and second fastest growing economies in the world, are also providing a boost to coal producers. Both countries have announced commitments to alternative energy sources but coal's availability and cheapness have made it the preferred energy source in some regions of these countries. China had been a net exporter of coal in the past but it now imports over 40 million tons a year.

Negatively, coal producers are concerned about the ascension of green energy. However, energy demands are still far greater than green energy sources and should not dent short-term revenues. 

Overall, the coal industry which encompasses players such as CONSOL Energy Inc. and Patriot Coal Corporation is looking to improve upon the strong finish to 2010. Barring significant drops in oil prices, a rapid decline in industrial output or lower demand from Asia, continued growth is very possible for the first half of 2011. CONSOL Energy Inc. and Patriot Coal Corporation research reports are accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/CNX100111.pdf or www.stockcall.com/PCX100111.pdf

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