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OPIS Blog

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

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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Gasoline, Retail Market

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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Gasoline, Crude oil, Retail Market

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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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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