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

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

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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Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Crude oil, NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Popping the Bubble of Fuel Freight Rates

Crude oil and refined product futures prices have been sliced in half since the oil price renaissance of 2011-14, but the

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