SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 26, 2012
CONSOL Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
1000 CONSOL Energy Drive
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
CONSOL Energy Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release on January 26, 2012 announcing its 2011 fourth fiscal quarter results. A copy of the earnings release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Current Report and the exhibit hereto are being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Current Report and exhibit hereto shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD
The response to Item 2.02 is incorporated herein by reference to this Item 7.01.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Press release of CONSOL Energy Inc. dated January 26, 2012
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
CONSOL ENERGY INC.
By: /s/ William J. Lyons
William J. Lyons
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Dated: January 26, 2012
Exhibit No. Description
Exhibit 99.1 Press release of CONSOL Energy Inc. dated January 26, 2012