OPIS Staff Report
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Pricing 101: Wholesale Rack Fuel Pricing Essentials
Once fuel leaves the refinery gate, the next step in the price chain is the wholesale rack.
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.
Pricing 101: Spot Fuel Markets Made Simple
Spot fuel markets are where gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other commodities get a physical price tag.
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...
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...