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OPIS Blog

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

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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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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Rack Market

Oil Spill Liability Tax Basics 

The 9 cents per barrel federal oil spill liability tax, which expired Dec. 31, 2017, went back into effect March 1, 2018,

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Significant Gasoline Price Inflation Likely In March Madness

We’ve used the “March Madness” sobriquet before, but not necessarily in recent cheap fuel years. 

Get ready for gasoline

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Diesel, Gasoline, Renewables, Rack Market

7 Things You Don't Know About Your Wholesale Fuel Rack Report

If you are reading this, chances are good that you have recently starting subscribing to one of our rack services or are

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