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OPIS Blog

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

Renewables

Biofuels Industry and Regulatory Policies in 2018 

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) since its start has been marked by conflict between biofuels industry advocates intent

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Gasoline, Diesel, 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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Rack Market, Gasoline, Diesel, Renewables

Get the Cold, Hard Facts on Fuel Temperature Correction

It's that time again! The mercury in the thermometer is starting to drop... 

And fuel suppliers can get hot under the

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Renewables, Retail Market

RFA: 2018 RFS Rule Can't Head Back to the Future

Do you remember the scene towards the end of “Back to the Future,” where Doc Brown is refueling the time-traveling

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Gasoline, Renewables, Electric Vehicles, Spot Market

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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Renewables, Spot Market

What's Helping (and Hurting) Cellulosic Ethanol Production Growth

Cellulosic ethanol production is experiencing a small-scale but meaningful growth spurt due to high-tech advances.

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