Operations produced 4.4 million tons of coal for the month, down from 4.6 in November 2002.
Consol said the Bailey mine had been impacted by a roof fall on a coal haulage belt. Shoemaker and Buchanan mines were impacted in the period-to-period comparison because of the timing of equipment moves. Jones Fork contract mining operations were impacted by delays in receiving mining permits.
This was partially offset by higher production at Mine 84 and the McElroy, Mill Creek Contract and Glennies Creek mines.
The drop in the period-to-period production comparison was also partly due to some mines that produced coal in November 2002 were subject to depletion or sale later in 2002 or 2003. The aggregate impact on coal production from these events was approximately 0.4 million tons.
Region by region production results were 3.3 million tons from Northern Appalachia, one million ton from Central Appalachia and 0.1 from Midwest/West.