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    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

    Jet fuel

    Jet Fuel Pricing 101

    The United States produces close to 2 million barrels a day of jet fuel, and roughly half of it emerges from the

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    Gasoline, Spot Market, Futures Market

    How Hurricanes Cause Oil, Gasoline and Diesel Price Changes

    Oil price volatility is just a sliver of the massive repercussions that can stem from hurricanes.

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    Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

    Refinery Mixology: What's in Your Gasoline?

    Fun fact of the day: refiners, generally speaking, don’t make gasoline.

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    Diesel, Gasoline, Rack Market

    My OPIS Is Wrong: The Case of the Missing Rack Price Hours

    OPIS customer service super sleuth Regina Flake barely had time to put down her coffee when the call came in early

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    Rack Market, Carbon

    Cap and Trade Costs at the Rack: The Basics for Fuel Buyers

    “Cap and trade” is a regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gases by setting a firm limit – or cap – on emissions.

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    Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Spot Market

    Gasoline, Diesel & Jet Fuel 2019 Midyear Price Update

    Gasoline, diesel and jet fuel prices have been volatile in 2019. From political rhetoric to fundamentals, this year is

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