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Short-Term Price Formation in the U.S. Uranium Market

Abstract:
Since the establishment of a private market for uranium in the United States in the late 1960s, the industry's fluctuating fortunes have been reflected in the short-term price of uranium as represented by NUEXCO's "exchange value."' Exchange values are current prices for current or near-term delivery. While NUEXCO emphasizes that its exchange value is not a "spot" price in the usual sense of the word, it still is generally regarded as an indicator of uranium spot (short-term) market price levels.

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Energy Specializations: Nuclear Power – Markets and Prices; Nuclear Power – Markets and Prices

JEL Codes:
L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

Keywords: Uranium market, US, NUEXCO, uranium prices, price formation

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol6-No3-3


Published in Volume 6, Number 3 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.