Developing and maintaining coal trading industry standards is part of the American Coal Council's services. The organization supports the use of of commercial trading standards to promote market liquidity.
ACC Coal Trading Committee
The ACC's Coal Trading Committee has been established to develop and maintain industry standards for coal trading activity. This includes the Master Coal Sale and Purchase Agreement and information on traded products. The Coal Trading Committee Charter governs the operation of this ACC Committee, led by ACC’s Vice President of Energy Traders. ACC’s website contains additional coal trading resources for members, including the course materials for the Fundamentals of Coal Trading course.
What You’ll Learn in the Training Materials
The training materials for the Fundamentals of Coal Trading course, available only to ACC members, cover:
Topics include the following
- coal commodities and trading platforms,
- hedging strategies for producers and generators,
- swaps and physical indexation,
- futures and options,
- time, quality, and location spreads,
- settlements process, and
- credit and contract language.
Coal Trading FAQs
Click HERE to read answers to frequently asked questions on coal trading.
Coal Trading Glossary
Click HERE for the Coal Trading Glossary.