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OPIS Blog

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

Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Video: Analysis of July's Oil Price Drop

July 2018 has so far witnessed a steep drop in oil prices. 

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Oil Price Rally Hits a Snag: Two Factors to Watch

   The two-week-long run up in bulk U.S. gasoline prices in summer 2018 hit a mid-July roadblock when oil prices tumbled.

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Diesel, Gasoline, Retail Market

Retail Gasoline & Diesel Prices See Difficult Spring Profit Margins

Gas station operators, distributors and retailers were likely glad to see spring 2018 fade into the past.

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Intro to Fuel Pricing: OPIS Crash Course Podcast

The world runs on fuel. From upstream resources, like crude oil and natural gas, to refined products, like gasoline or

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Oil Price Analysis: Mid-Year 2018 Update

A steady diet of curveballs may be the best way to describe the first half of 2018 for oil and fuel prices. Revisions to

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Gasoline, Retail Market

Retail Fuel Station Acquisitions Still Red-Hot: Thorntons for Sale?

Mergers & acquisitions have changed the face of the modern retail fuel marketplace. It's a trend that appears here to

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