OPIS Blog

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

Rack Market, Retail Market

Mexican Fuel Market Liberalization Timeline 2018

In the space of just four years, Mexico’ energy markets – from wellhead to service station – have opened to the outside

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Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel

ExxonMobil Trading Strategy Shift Focuses on Refined Products 

Seismic strategic changes are in progress for the world's largest oil major, ExxonMobil.

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Gasoline Price Volatility and the Spring RVP Transition

Spring has sprung – Nor’easters blanketing a huge swath of the United States in snow notwithstanding – but the gasoline

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Renewables

Biofuels Industry and Regulatory Policies in 2018 

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) since its start has been marked by conflict between biofuels industry advocates intent

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Rack Market

Oil Spill Liability Tax Basics 

The 9 cents per barrel federal oil spill liability tax, which expired Dec. 31, 2017, went back into effect March 1, 2018,

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Significant Gasoline Price Inflation Likely In March Madness

We’ve used the “March Madness” sobriquet before, but not necessarily in recent cheap fuel years. 

Get ready for gasoline

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