OPIS Blog

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

Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Gasoline Price Volatility and the Spring RVP Transition

Spring has sprung – Nor’easters blanketing a huge swath of the United States in snow notwithstanding – but the gasoline

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Retail Market

Significant Gasoline Price Inflation Likely In March Madness

We’ve used the “March Madness” sobriquet before, but not necessarily in recent cheap fuel years. 

Get ready for gasoline

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Distillates

How OPIS Covers Chicago Spot Fuel Prices

The Chicago spot fuel market is complex, with gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and kerosene sourced via several pipelines. 

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Gasoline, Spot Market

Summer Gasoline Prices Potentially Bullish

It may be the middle of the winter season, but some U.S. gasoline traders are already looking ahead to summer. And they

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Spot Market, Carbon

Cap and Trade History For Fuel Markets

Leaders across the globe are racing to enact a greenhouse-gas reduction scheme that dates back to when the price of

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Spot Market

Ten 2018 Oil Market Trends You Can't Ignore

2018 is on track to assist U.S. motorists in some overall cost savings, though the numbers remain staggering by anyone's

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