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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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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Gasoline, Spot Market, Rack Market

Mexico Fuel Price Liberalization Map

 Following passage of energy reforms in late 2013, Mexico’s upstream and downstream gasoline and diesel markets are

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Gasoline, Renewables, Spot Market, Electric Vehicles

Strange Bedfellows? Biofuel Producers and Refiners Find Common Foe

Could the ancient proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” point the way toward a rapprochement between U.S. biofuel

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Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Crude oil, NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Popping the Bubble of Fuel Freight Rates

Crude oil and refined product futures prices have been sliced in half since the oil price renaissance of 2011-14, but the

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