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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

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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Gasoline, Retail Market

Gasoline Price Forecast Summer 2018

Baby, you can drive my car – if you’ve got $2.75-$3 per gallon this summer.

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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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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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Convenience Stores, Retail Market

5 Essential Tips for Petroleum Marketers in 2018

The year 2018 is shaping up to be one of dynamic growth for U.S. petroleum marketers and also holds some key challenges –

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