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OPIS Blog

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

Crude oil, Futures Market

Oil Price Factors Explained

Oil prices are a critical component of the world's economies, with influences that span from employment trends to 

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Crude oil, Gasoline, Futures Market

Video: Early Fall Fuel Price Analysis

OPIS' Chief Oil Analyst Denton Cinquegrana updates you on the trends he's watching at the start of fall 2018.

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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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Retail Market, Crude oil, Gasoline

Video: Wrapping Up Summer Oil and Gasoline Prices

Summer 2018 started out with the promise of oil volatility and a rocky ride at retail gas pumps. But, did it deliver?

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Gasoline, Retail Market, Spot Market, Crude oil

A Tale of 2 Seasons: Factors That Shape Fuel Prices During Hurricanes

No two storms are created equal. The unique landfall of every storm is one of the most important factors and critical to

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Gasoline, Diesel, Crude oil, Retail Market

2017 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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