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OPIS Blog

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

Petrochemical, Spot Market

Petrochemicals 101: The In's & Out's of the 'Enes

The building blocks of the petrochemical world often take a back seat to the stars of the energy and manufacturing world.

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NGL & LPG

2019 LPG Price Preview for U.S., Europe and Asia

Liquified Petroleum Gases, or LPGs, are byproducts of oil and gas. That means any disruption in the supply equation of

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Futures Market, Retail Market, Crude oil, Gasoline, Diesel

Oil Prices in 2019: A Quick Video Preview

The year 2019 is already in progress, with headlines dropping daily that rattle the geopolitical chain and stand to keep

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IMO 2020, Spot Market

IMO Compliance Scramble: IHS Markit Study Findings

The oil market is less than a year away from a fuel specification change for which neither the refining nor shipping

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Spot Market, Jet fuel, Gasoline, Diesel

Jet Fuel Prices in 2019 to React to Crude, IMO, Strong Demand

For the past two years, consumption of jet fuel by U.S. airlines has been strong, meaning that the annual pace of the

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Spot Market, Gasoline, Diesel

2019 Gasoline and Diesel Prices by Market

Oil price futures are poised for a volatile 2019, if the end of 2018 is any indication.  What will that mean for gas and

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