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OPIS Blog

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

Convenience Stores, Retail Market

7 Trends Shaping Gas Station Profitability in 2019

Gas station owners operate in a highly competitive environment, where profits fluctuate wildly. It’s important to stay on

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Gasoline, Retail Market

Retail Gasoline Profits Set Records in January 2019

January can be a cruel month for gasoline retailers. It inevitably brings the lowest demand of the year but often higher

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Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market, Futures Market

Oil Prices in 2019: A Quick Video Preview

The year 2019 is already in progress, with headlines dropping daily that rattle the geopolitical chain and stand to keep

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Convenience Stores, Retail Market

Retail Fuel Industry Gift Guide: Top Products from 2018 Trade Shows

What do diesel conditioning systems, cold brew coffee and EV chargers have in common? They were all among the hottest

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Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

Video: Why Are Retail Gas Prices Lower and How Long Will It Last?

OPIS noted prices at retail gas stations this autumn below $2/gal. It wasn't a common price tag, but overall there was a

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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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