OPIS Blog

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

Gasoline, Crude oil, Spot Market, Retail Market

A Tale of 2 Seasons: Factors That Shape Fuel Prices During Hurricanes

No two storms are created equal. The unique landfall of every storm is one of the most important factors and critical to

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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, Retail Market, Electric Vehicles

Post-Petroleum World Hinges on China Electric Car Market

The Netherlands is the latest country to set a date for the demise of the internal combustion engine, joining France, the

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Diesel, Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

2017 Year-End Oil Market Trends to Watch

Don’t expect the last 70 days in the 2017 petroleum markets to match the drama witnessed summer into fall.

Storm threats

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Gasoline, Retail Market

Why Top Tier Gasoline is More Than Just Hype

Top Tier gasoline, containing detergent additives aimed at reducing gunk in your engine, has often been dismissed as hype

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Retail Market

Pricing 101 Part 4: Demystifying Retail Fuel Prices and Players

The retail portion of the fuel chain is the most visible to the general public and likely the most complex to navigate.

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