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What is a wholesale rack market?

“Rack” or “Wholesale” purchases are made along a fuel distribution system – usually a pipeline. Transactions are approximately 8,000 gallons and are made at 1,500 terminals in nearly 400 market locations across the U.S.

Companies that re-sell fuel (jobbers) as well as retailers or end users (e.g., trucking companies) pull fuel products from wholesale racks. Wholesale rack prices move up or down each day at 6pm, based on the movements of the volatile spot market. Intraday price moves and regional price swings are common.

Learn about our wholesale rack methodology.

Daily wholesale rack pricing for U.S. and international markets

OPIS U.S. wholesale gasoline and diesel rack pricing reports are independent resources to verify supplier prices, reconcile invoice discrepancies, negotiate better rack supply contracts and take advantage of buying/selling opportunities in the wholesale market. Supplier posted wholesale propane rack and contract pricing and biodiesel pricing are also available for U.S. markets.

Choose to receive daily wholesale rack prices through email, on the web or in real time. For advanced data solutions, Axxis Software provides extensive software automation for streamlining your wholesale business operations and pricing/invoicing.

International gasoline and diesel rack pricing is available for Mexico, Canada  and Australia.

> >  Download a visual example of how end-users can use OPIS wholesale rack prices in real-world context.

OPIS also provides exclusive market share data to provide insight on which wholesale suppliers have the most market share within main OPIS rack geographical areas.

Specialty rack reports for granular pricing insight

OPIS also offers an online tool for “as-needed” gasoline and diesel pricing as well specialty rack pricing reports for increased visibility into more granular pricing options when creating supply contracts:

Looking for historical data? Please view our Price History products.

Be sure to take a look at our Wholesale Fuel Pricing Resources page for a complete collection of free content and information on wholesale rack reports and pricing.

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