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OPIS Blog

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

Convenience Stores, Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Top 10 Downstream Oil Industry Stories of 2017

The past year brimmed with breaking news and analysis in the downstream oil industry.

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

5 Hits & A Miss from the OPIS 2017 Oil Market Outlook

The end of the year is drawing near. We thought we’d take a break from last-minute online holiday shopping for a little

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Rack Market, Retail Market

Tips on Branded and Unbranded Fuel in Mexico

Epic changes since the passage of energy reforms in 2013 have opened up opportunities for U.S. branded and unbranded fuel

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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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