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

Ben Brockwell

Ben started with OPIS in 1980 Ben has played a pivotal role in product development at OPIS and expansion of critical services for OPIS’ broad base of customers from wholesale to retail. Some of OPIS’ most innovative products have come under Ben’s leadership. Ben is considered a leading expert on fuel pricing and trends and has been called upon to explain market conditions at top industry meetings in the U.S. and abroad. Ben’s recent efforts have been focused on helping the leadership team develop and expand OPIS fuel pricing transparency to international markets including Australia and Mexico
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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Oil Price Rally Hits a Snag: Two Factors to Watch

   The two-week-long run up in bulk U.S. gasoline prices in summer 2018 hit a mid-July roadblock when oil prices tumbled.

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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, Jet fuel

No Holiday Gift to Airlines: Stronger 2018 Jet Fuel Prices Expected

Jet fuel around the world is wrapping up 2017 at the highest values all year and the stage is set for 2018 jet fuel

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