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OPIS Blog

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

Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

Spring 2019 Oil, Gasoline & Diesel Price Trends: Video

May began with a bit of a thud in oil prices. What's coming next?

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Diesel, Gasoline, Spot Market

3 Reasons U.S. West Coast Gas & Diesel Prices Are Prone to Volatility

The U.S. West Coast spot gasoline and diesel market is no stranger to dramatic price increases. But, what uniquely makes

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LNG

LNG 101: Market Basics and 2019 Analysis

What is LNG, and why does it matter so much to the U.S. and global energy industry? 

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Petrochemical, Plastics

Earth Day Special Report: Turning Plastic Trash Into a Commodity

Despite efforts to reduce plastic waste, the world’s rubbish pile continues to build. 

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Behind the California Retail Gas Price Spike: The Price Influence Chain in Action

Average retail gas prices in California have skyrocketed this spring, underscoring how the spot fuel market closely

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Rack Market

Wholesale Gas & Diesel Rack Price Transparency Explained

Gasoline and diesel prices go up and down. That's just the way the fuel market works! But what never goes away is the

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