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OPIS Blog

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

Natural Gas, Spot Market

Natural Gas Prices in 2019: A Regional Outlook

U.S. natural gas prices could very well be looking at a volatile year in 2019.

While U.S. dry gas production is soaring,

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Petrochemical, Spot Market

Petrochemicals 101: The In's & Out's of the 'Enes

The building blocks of the petrochemical world often take a back seat to the stars of the energy and manufacturing world.

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IMO 2020, Spot Market

IMO Compliance Scramble: IHS Markit Study Findings

The oil market is less than a year away from a fuel specification change for which neither the refining nor shipping

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Spot Market, Jet fuel, Gasoline, Diesel

Jet Fuel Prices in 2019 to React to Crude, IMO, Strong Demand

For the past two years, consumption of jet fuel by U.S. airlines has been strong, meaning that the annual pace of the

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Spot Market, Gasoline, Diesel

2019 Gasoline and Diesel Prices by Market

Oil price futures are poised for a volatile 2019, if the end of 2018 is any indication.  What will that mean for gas and

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Spot Market, Carbon

Carbon Credits: Paying the Pollution Price

Did you know there was a carbon market, setting the price for a chunk of polluted air?

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