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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, Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Behind the California Retail Gas Price Spike: The Price Influence Chain in Action

Average retail gas prices in California have skyrocketed this spring, underscoring how the spot fuel market closely

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Rack Market

Wholesale Gas & Diesel Rack Price Transparency Explained

Gasoline and diesel prices go up and down. That's just the way the fuel market works! But what never goes away is the

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Diesel, Gasoline, Rack Market, Biofuels

Behind the Scenes: Anatomy of an OPIS Gas and Diesel Rack Price

Today we're taking you behind the scenes at OPIS to show you how our team of analysts collect the wholesale rack  fuel

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Gasoline Price Volatility and the 2019 RVP Season

It's almost spring (never mind that snow!),  but the gasoline market is already thinking summer.

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Gasoline, Rack Market, Retail Market

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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Diesel, Rack Market, Futures Market

How Diesel Price Hedging Can Guard Against Rising Values

Diesel is the fuel of economic growth both domestically and abroad. The diesel prices you pay are influenced by many

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