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    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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    Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Spot Market

    Crude Oil Price Trend Analysis for 2019

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    Diesel, Gasoline, Retail Market

    Retail Gasoline & Diesel Prices See Difficult Spring Profit Margins

    Gas station operators, distributors and retailers were likely glad to see spring 2018 fade into the past.

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    Gasoline, Retail Market

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