Ux Weekly & Headline News
The Ux Consulting Company, LLC (UxC) publishes one of the nuclear fuel industry's best
known newsletters, the Ux Weekly. This widely read
newsletter is issued every Monday and has been published for over 20 years. The Ux Weekly
publishes spot prices for uranium, conversion and enrichment, and tracks activity in
these markets. It contains thought-provoking commentary, analyses of market developments
and a summary of current news events.
A subscription to the Ux Weekly also includes daily updates to UxC's Headline News service.
UxC Market Reports
UxC publishes a series of Market Outlook reports, along with indicators of future price
movements covering the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. These reports and
UxC's Price Indicator System are discussed below:
The quarterly Uranium Market Outlook report reviews
the previous quarter's spot and long-term uranium market activity, analyzes the outlook for
the upcoming quarter and discusses potential price movements in the near- and long-term
markets. This report also includes two sets of market price indicators that are designed
to signal future price changes. Subscriptions include a monthly update of the
near-term indicators along with a discussion of
potential near-term spot price movements.
The annual Conversion Market Outlook report reviews
conversion supply and demand fundamentals, discusses recent and likely future developments
affecting the market and analyzes potential future price developments. This report also
includes a set of indicators, updated monthly, designed
to measure the price outlook over the following year.
The quarterly Enrichment Market Outlook reviews recent
activities in the spot and long-term enrichment market developments, analyzes the uncovered
SWU positions and contracting activities of western utilities and discusses potential
future price developments. This report includes two sets of market price indicators that
are designed to alert market players of changing conditions that could affect the spot
and long-term enrichment markets. Subscriptions include a monthly update of the
near-term SWU market indicators.
The annual Fabrication Market Outlook report reviews
fabrication supply and demand fundamentals, discusses recent and likely future developments
affecting the market and analyzes potential future price developments.
Nuclear Power Outlook
The UxC Nuclear Power Outlook (NPO) reports will be issued every quarter, four times a year at
approximate three month intervals. The NPO report will provide the reader three highly useful items:
1) an in-depth essay focused on a key issue facing the future of nuclear power,
2) a summary of all the latest developments in nuclear power by region or country, and
3) updates to our highly versatile and accurate data tables and forecasts for all nuclear reactors
(current, under construction, and planned) around the world. In addition, if an important event
occurs, UxC will send out a special news flash summarizing and analyzing its impact.
Uranium Suppliers Annual
The UxC Uranium Suppliers Annual (USA) report is a set of detailed reports that
provide timely information on all of the
world's uranium producers. This reports include information on production (historical and
future projections), project status, reserves, production costs, capacities, mine types, locations,
contacts and general background information.
UxC's Policy Watch (PW) provides timely information
and analysis on key policy issues that could affect the nuclear fuel market.
The service includes a comprehensive briefing book on nuclear fuel policy issues as well as
access to a Washington-based consultants to help guide you through the maze of information.
This services was formally know as UxC's Washington Watch.
Utility Procurement Seminar
One of the many services UxC provides includes an advanced training seminar
designed specifically for utility personnel.
The UxC seminar is targeted with a primary focus on utility nuclear fuel buyers,
but operating engineers to corporate VPs will definitely benefit from this comprehensive three-day course.
Anyone that is, or will be, exposed to fuel procurement will take away a new perspective.
UxC also offers a number of special products that include special in-depth studies on a
particular issue (for example, American Centrifuge, Geopolitics and the Nuclear Fuel Markets, U.S. deregulation, fabrication contracting,
uranium inventories, the evolving EUP market and nuclear
power development in Asia), monthly reports on subjects in which there is particular interest
and projects that involve the use of our models and databases.
UxC Backend Coverage
UxC is now the publisher of both SpentFUEL and StoreFUEL industry newsletters.
Both publications cover major fuel cycle and backend-related conferences in detail.
In addition, UxC can advise clients in issues related to the back end of the fuel cycle, including
profiles of utility spent fuel storage facilities and plans, country profiles, vendor profiles, etc.
SpentFUEL is the only industry newsletter devoted solely to spent fuel storage and transportation issues.
Published every Friday, 50 times a year, SpentFUEL covers new market and political developments to bring the
reader up-to-date on the numerous activities and issues facing utilities and back-end suppliers today.
Issues include the U.S. geologic disposal program, at-reactor dry cask storage plans and licensing activities,
contract awards, interim storage proposals, legislation and budget issues affecting the backend, utility spent
fuel pool information, surplus plutonium disposition, and transportation.
The publication also covers developments in the waste management policies
and programs in other parts of the world, including both short- and long-term storage plans, developments related to national or regional permanent disposal
facilities, reprocessing, mixed-oxide fuel use.
StoreFUEL was created to assist utility fuel managers, cask designers, fabricators, and other related companies
in staying current on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) certification process for spent fuel cask
technology. StoreFUEL, published on the first Tuesday of every month, details recent cask vendor licensing milestones, updates
on licensing activities for each vendor, a brief summary of all active U.S. dry storage
programs, upcoming licensing milestones and a brief report on decommissioning activities when applicable.