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

    Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Spot Market

    Gasoline, Diesel & Jet Fuel 2019 Midyear Price Update

    Gasoline, diesel and jet fuel prices have been volatile in 2019. From political rhetoric to fundamentals, this year is

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    Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market, Carbon

    The California Gasoline Price Rally: What Happened, What’s Next

    March and April 2019 were challenging months for California gasoline prices, with retail prices cresting $4/gal. 

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    Diesel, Gasoline, Spot Market

    3 Reasons U.S. West Coast Gas & Diesel Prices Are Prone to Volatility

    The U.S. West Coast spot gasoline and diesel market is no stranger to dramatic price increases. But, what uniquely makes

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    Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

    Behind the California Retail Gas Price Spike: The Price Influence Chain in Action

    Average retail gas prices in California have skyrocketed this spring, underscoring how the spot fuel market closely

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    Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

    Gasoline Price Volatility and the 2019 RVP Season

    It's almost spring (never mind that snow!),  but the gasoline market is already thinking summer.

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    Natural Gas, Spot Market

    Natural Gas Markets 101: How History Shaped Today's Infrastructure

    Did you know that at one time, the natural gas industry was under monopolistic control? Let’s take a look back at how it

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