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September 27, 2010 09:18 ET

Equity Research on CONSOL Energy and Patriot Coal -- Sneak Peek in the Coal Miners Space

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - 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 to have free access to these researches. 

Coal companies have been posting strong gains in 2010 as global and domestic demand for coal has risen. Increased demand in China and India have helped drive up profits, and companies are in turn using those profits to expand business operations. While some companies are looking to Australia to increase their holdings, a government plan to increase mining taxes there could put a dent in profits. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the industrial metals & minerals industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the coal miners industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on CONSOL Energy Inc. and Patriot Coal Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While profits are up, safety and environmental issues have played a big role in the relative success of companies in the industry. Some companies have had mining activity suspended at some of their locations due to unsafe working conditions.

Companies involved in mountain top mining have recently come under environmental scrutiny, as the blasting done in the mining process is said to have a negative impact on streams and rivers in the area. Some mining companies have even seen their permits repealed, while the Environmental Protection Agency investigates. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

For its second quarter 2010, CONSOL Energy Inc. produced record revenue of $1.289 billion, however, due to an acquisition and some fees the company's earnings were down. The acquisition has boosted CONSOL's presence in Appalachia making it the fossil fuel leading producer in the area. CONSOL Energy Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

For its second quarter 2010, Patriot Coal Corporation saw a loss of $13.6 million due to elevated operating costs. The company had to pay $14.8 million in charges following the closing of a mine whose roof collapsed. Patriot Coal Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

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