OPIS Staff

June 21, 2024
NGL & LPG, Propane

Propane Prices and the Mont Belvieu Market

While you’re flipping burgers in your backyard on the grill, take a few minutes to think about your propane tank...

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May 10, 2024
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. Drivers may think that crude oil goes into a...

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April 26, 2024

Is Plastic Facing a Production Cut? Examining the Global Treaty Talks

Plastic. It’s ubiquitous in our lives, from food packaging to medical equipment. However, its convenience comes at an environmental cost:...

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December 28, 2023

UK May Change Law to End Free Carbon Allowances Loophole

The British government is considering introducing legislation to close a loophole in its Emissions Trading System, which has resulted in...

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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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