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OPIS Blog

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

Natural Gas

How U.S. Natural Gas Production Is Changing the Global Gas Market

Thanks to record natural gas production and growing production capacity for liquefied natural gas (LNG), the United

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Diesel, Gasoline, Rack Market

Fuel Specifications Explained

You may think that all fuel is alike – but it’s not. So, what exactly is fuel specification?

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Rack Market, Retail Market

Mexican Fuel Market Liberalization Timeline 2018

In the space of just four years, Mexico’ energy markets – from wellhead to service station – have opened to the outside

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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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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Gasoline Price Volatility and the Spring RVP Transition

Spring has sprung – Nor’easters blanketing a huge swath of the United States in snow notwithstanding – but the gasoline

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Renewables

Biofuels Industry and Regulatory Policies in 2018 

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) since its start has been marked by conflict between biofuels industry advocates intent

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