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    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

    Refinery Mixology: What's in Your Gasoline?

    Fun fact of the day: refiners, generally speaking, don’t make gasoline.

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    Diesel, Gasoline, Rack Market

    My OPIS Is Wrong: The Case of the Missing Rack Price Hours

    OPIS customer service super sleuth Regina Flake barely had time to put down her coffee when the call came in early

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    Rack Market, Carbon

    Cap and Trade Costs at the Rack: The Basics for Fuel Buyers

    “Cap and trade” is a regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gases by setting a firm limit – or cap – on emissions.

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    NGL & LPG, Ethane, Ethylene

    U.S.-China Ethane Exports & Their Impact on Mt. Belvieu NGL Prices

    A new petrochemical facility may become a magnet for the first-ever ethane supplies from the U.S. to China. 

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    Gasoline, Retail Market

    Summer Driving Season: Is Gasoline Demand Rising or Falling?

    Now that summer 2019 driving season is in full swing, gasoline demand moves into focus.

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    Spot Market, IMO 2020

    IMO 2020: Practical Analysis from a Global Shipping Hub

    The clock is ticking ahead of radical changes for the global shipping world. We’re talking about IMO 2020.

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