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OPIS Blog

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

Tom Kloza

As Global Head of Energy Analysis, Tom has covered downstream oil markets for over 40 years. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Francis University, Tom has a degree in English and has analyzed crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids for parts of four decades. He has also written commentary for Marketwatch and is a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial Markets and NPR Marketplace. He provides unbiased and expert commentary for print and electronic media during times of oil volatility, and is regularly quoted in virtually every U.S. and international periodical.
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Recent Posts

Gasoline, Retail Market

Retail Fuel Station Acquisitions Still Red-Hot: Thorntons for Sale?

Mergers & acquisitions have changed the face of the modern retail fuel marketplace. It's a trend that appears here to

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Gasoline, Retail Market

Gasoline Price Forecast Summer 2018

Baby, you can drive my car – if you’ve got $2.75-$3 per gallon this summer.

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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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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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Spot Market

Ten 2018 Oil Market Trends You Can't Ignore

2018 is on track to assist U.S. motorists in some overall cost savings, though the numbers remain staggering by anyone's

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Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

2017 Year-End Oil Market Trends to Watch

Don’t expect the last 70 days in the 2017 petroleum markets to match the drama witnessed summer into fall.

Storm threats

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