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OPIS Blog

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

Retail Market, Gasoline

Retail Gasoline Market Snapshot Q3 2018

The third quarter of 2018 showed improvement in retail gasoline price margin performance compared to a year ago. Here are

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Retail Market, Crude oil, Gasoline

Video: Wrapping Up Summer Oil and Gasoline Prices

Summer 2018 started out with the promise of oil volatility and a rocky ride at retail gas pumps. But, did it deliver?

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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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Gasoline, Diesel, 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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