LONDON Consol Energy Inc. expects to produce 13.4 million to 13.9 million tons of coal in the third quarter of 2013, pushing the full-year total to 55.5 million to 57.5 million tons, the company said July 15.
The Pittsburgh-based companys Buchanan Mine in Virginia is expected to produce 700,000 to 900,000 tons, while annual production guidance remains at 4 million to 4.2 million tons.
The companys Consol division produced 13.8 million tons in the second quarter, including 1.2 million tons of low-volatility coking coal from Buchanan.
Second-quarter coal inventories decreased to 917,000 tons as of June 30, a new 15-year low.
A version of this article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel First.