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OPIS Blog

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

Jessica Nesterak

Jessica is a senior energy market reporter with over 15 years experience covering spot markets, refinery news and the downstream energy sector for OPIS.
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Recent Posts

Gasoline, Futures Market, Diesel

Video: Gasoline Futures Prices Drop, But Spot Market Resilient

Oil and gasoline futures prices tumbled last week, largely linked to a drop in the equities market.

But, the NYMEX price

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Retail Market, Gasoline

Retail Gasoline Market Snapshot Q3 2018

The third quarter of 2018 showed improvement in retail gasoline price margin performance compared to a year ago. Here are

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Crude oil, Futures Market

Oil Price Factors Explained

Oil prices are a critical component of the world's economies, with influences that span from employment trends to 

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Crude oil, Gasoline, Futures Market

Video: Early Fall Fuel Price Analysis

OPIS' Chief Oil Analyst Denton Cinquegrana updates you on the trends he's watching at the start of fall 2018.

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Retail Market, Crude oil, Gasoline

Video: Wrapping Up Summer Oil and Gasoline Prices

Summer 2018 started out with the promise of oil volatility and a rocky ride at retail gas pumps. But, did it deliver?

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

What Makes Gasoline Prices Go Up & Down?

Congratulations! You’ve planned an impromptu weekend getaway!  The car is packed. Kids’ iPads are charged. Last thing you

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