EAST LIVERPOOL – Consol Energy Inc. is no longer a tenant at the Columbiana County Port Authority’s industrial park in Leetonia.
The news came to light during last week’s port authority meeting, when the board agreed to lease the space formerly occupied by Consol to another company.
Port authority CEO Tracy Drake said afterwards that the CNX Gas Co., Consol’s natural gas division, advised him in writing the company was declining to renew its annual lease after it expired on March 31.
Drake said he called Consol officials immediately to determine if they were dissatisfied with the building or the lease. “They said they were happy with the building but they indicated it was an operational move,” he said.