OPIS Blog

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

Gasoline, Retail Market, Electric Vehicles

Post-Petroleum World Hinges on China Electric Car Market

The Netherlands is the latest country to set a date for the demise of the internal combustion engine, joining France, the

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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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Gasoline, Renewables, Spot Market, Electric Vehicles

Strange Bedfellows? Biofuel Producers and Refiners Find Common Foe

Could the ancient proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” point the way toward a rapprochement between U.S. biofuel

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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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Gasoline, Retail Market

Why Top Tier Gasoline is More Than Just Hype

Top Tier gasoline, containing detergent additives aimed at reducing gunk in your engine, has often been dismissed as hype

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Diesel, Gasoline, Rack Market

8 Insider Tips for Writing Better Fuel Bids

Fuel is a must-have for end users like municipalities and school districts. But, procurement is not straightforward.

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