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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, Diesel, Jet fuel

Gasoline, Diesel & Jet Refining: Geography Creates Winners & Losers

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times . . . “

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Crude oil, Gasoline, Diesel, Spot Market

Crude Oil Price Trend Analysis for 2019

The year 2019 may set the stage for a transformative decade, with crude oil prices looking capricious and unstable. Here

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Gasoline, Diesel, 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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Retail Market, Gasoline

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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Gasoline, Diesel, 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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