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OPIS Blog

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

Crude oil, Gasoline, Diesel, Spot Market

Crude Oil Price Trend Analysis for 2019

The year 2019 may set the stage for a transformative decade, with crude oil prices looking capricious and unstable. Here

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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

What Makes Gasoline Prices Go Up & Down?

Congratulations! You’ve planned an impromptu weekend getaway!  The car is packed. Kids’ iPads are charged. Last thing you

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Natural Gas, Spot Market, Coal

Natural Gas & Coal Export Markets the Focus of Unique North American Energy Conference

My colleagues and I are excited to organize and attend the North American Export Coal & Gas Summit on October 9-11 in San

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Spot Market, Rack Market, Gasoline, Diesel

Improve Gasoline and Diesel Buying with This Surprise Strategy

If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of buyers that pull gasoline and diesel from one of the United States’ myriad

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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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