OPIS Blog

A closer look at key topics in the spot, rack and retail markets of the downstream petroleum industry.

Renewables, Retail Market

RFA: 2018 RFS Rule Can't Head Back to the Future

Do you remember the scene towards the end of “Back to the Future,” where Doc Brown is refueling the time-traveling

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Printable Mexico Fuel Price Liberalization Map

 Following passage of energy reforms in late 2013, Mexico’s upstream and downstream gasoline and diesel markets are

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Gasoline, Retail Market, Electric Vehicles

Post-Petroleum World Hinges on China Electric Car Market

The Netherlands is the latest country to set a date for the demise of the internal combustion engine, joining France, the

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Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

Year End Oil Market Trends to Watch

Don’t expect the last 70 days in the 2017 petroleum markets to match the drama witnessed summer into fall.

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Gasoline, Renewables, Spot Market, Electric Vehicles

Strange Bedfellows? Biofuel Producers and Refiners Find Common Foe

Could the ancient proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” point the way toward a rapprochement between U.S. biofuel

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Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Crude oil, NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Popping the Bubble of Fuel Freight Rates

Crude oil and refined product futures prices have been sliced in half since the oil price renaissance of 2011-14, but the

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