OPIS Staff Report

August 25, 2023
C-stores, Gas & Diesel

Top Retail Fuel Station Brands Revealed

An updated report for 2022 on the top retail gasoline and diesel chains in the country showed surprising results. Here...

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August 17, 2023

Cobalt, Congo and the Mining Conundrum

Cobalt, one of the main minerals used in battery technology, is a key component of the energy transition to carbon...

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May 24, 2023
Gas & Diesel, 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...

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May 5, 2023
Oil Market Basics, Retail Market

Pricing 101: Demystifying Retail Fuel Prices and Players

The retail portion of the fuel chain is the most visible to the general public and likely the most complex...

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March 24, 2023
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

The Only Chart You Will Ever Need to Convert Global NGLs

Anyone working in the gas liquids market knows the need (and hassle) to convert global NGLs. NGLs — a.k.a. ethane, propane,...

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March 16, 2023
Rack Market

Pricing 101: Wholesale Rack Fuel Pricing Essentials

Once fuel leaves the refinery gate, the next step in the price chain is the wholesale rack.

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March 14, 2023
Gas & Diesel, Rack Market, Spot Market

Refinery Mixology: What’s in Your Gasoline?

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

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March 10, 2023
Spot Market

Pricing 101: Spot Fuel Markets Made Simple

Spot fuel markets are where gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other commodities get a physical price tag.

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March 2, 2023
Futures, Oil Market Basics, Rack Market, Spot Market

Fuel Buying 101: Futures and Spot Markets

Buying fuel is confusing even for seasoned pros. We’re here to help.  The petroleum market  features a slew of specialized...

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February 24, 2023
Gas & Diesel, Spot Market

One Year Later: Ukraine War Spurs Europe Oil Price Volatility, New Trade Routes

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, energy commodity flows across the globe have shifted and prices have experienced extreme bouts...

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