STANDARDIZATION OF TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR FUTURES TRADING OF COAL ON A COMMODITIES EXCHANGE

This study is part of a series of analyses in which each of the elements required for futures trading in coal is being examined. This study addresses the Deliverability of coal and how transportation affects and is affected by the existence of a futures market. The report discusses the following aspects of coal transportation: transportation costs and a matrix for rail transportation; delivery in futures markets; and base points in futures markets. The section of criteria for base point selection includes application of the theoretical criteria to a coal futures market; base delivery point in the futures market; cost evaluation; why deliveries take place or do not take place in the futures market; and the relationship of spot market to futures market.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Marcom, Incorporated

    Great Neck, NY  United States 

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Coal
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA/G-75/583
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM