PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CNX) Board of Directors accelerated the declaration and payment of the regular quarterly dividend. The Board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable on December 28, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 21, 2012. CONSOL Energy Inc., the leading diversified fuel producer in the Eastern U.S., is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.5 billion tons. It is also a leading Eastern U.S. gas producer, with proved reserves of 3.5 trillion cubic feet. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its web site: www.consolenergy.com. SOURCE CONSOL Energy Inc.