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OPIS Blog

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

Gasoline, Diesel, Crude oil

Video: Black Friday Sets Lows for Crude, Gas & Diesel Prices

Popular electronics weren't the only things sporting discounts on Black Friday. Crude oil, gasoline and diesel prices

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Convenience Stores, Retail Market

Retail Fuel Industry Gift Guide: Top Products from 2018 Trade Shows

What do diesel conditioning systems, cold brew coffee and EV chargers have in common? They were all among the hottest

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Natural Gas

3 Things Storage Contracts Say About Nat Gas Inventories

Natural gas storage inventories in the U.S. Lower 48 have been 20%-25% below normal for almost all of 2018, despite

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Gasoline, Retail Market, Crude oil

Video: Why Are Retail Gas Prices Lower and How Long Will It Last?

OPIS noted prices at retail gas stations this autumn below $2/gal. It wasn't a common price tag, but overall there was a

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Retail Market, Rack Market, Gasoline

Gasoline Retailers Find the Big Inning with Price Margins

Baseball teams like the New York Yankees are often criticized because they depend on the “Big Inning” to juice up the win

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IMO 2020, Spot Market

IMO 2020 Regulations and Fuel Price Impact Explained

The global shipping world in 2020 will see a challenge no other petroleum-dependent industry has witnessed to date. The

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