Consol Energy Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1991. The Company is an energy company. It operates two divisions, oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) and coal mining. The oil and gas exploration and production division is engaged in the production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee). The coal division is engaged in the extraction and preparation of coal, also in the Appalachian Basin. The Company controls approximately 446 thousand net acres in the Marcellus Shale and approximately 109 thousand net acres in the Utica Shale. The Company's gas and coal mining operations are subject to various types of federal, state and local regulations.