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The OPIS Blog features expert tips, practical insight and timely pricing and market information. It covers the spot, rack and retail markets as well as gasoline, diesel, renewable fuels, NGL/LP, feedstocks, natural gas, jet fuel and crude oil. It’s the simplest way to gain a greater understanding of how fuel markets tick and keep up with changes that could affect pricing – and your bottom line.
The 2018 summer driving season was marked by high retail gas prices – the highest since 2014. Yet, prices saw very little volatility, in fact, gas prices were in the narrowest range over the course of the century. The national average for gross rack-to-retail margins this summer were up a little over 14% year on year. Learn what factors influenced summer retail markets, including strong refinery operations, relatively stable WTI and Brent futures and OPIS demand data.
Volatile markets and high retail gasoline prices found themselves back in the news in 2018, a year proving to be rather challenging and unpredictable for the oil industry. Authored by Tom Kloza and Denton Cinquegrana, the mid-year update provides insight on what may come in the latter half of the year.
In this free report, OPIS looks at the factors behind the trend of many jobbers are looking to sell their business or pursue other ventures. OPIS takes a look at the reasons why the trend is growing – rising costs of interest rates and labor, dwindling fuel margins, competition from big box stores, new challenges faced by c-store owners and much more.
OPIS leaders, drawing on 40+ years of industry expertise, team with guest experts to answer key oil, gas and fuel market questions in the fuel market in OPIS Crash Course Podcast. In each episode, we strive is to bring you a deeper understanding and necessary context about critical areas of the industry that you and your team need to grasp in order to buy and sell gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, NGL/LPGs and other energy commodities with confidence. Subscribe to the OPIS Crash Course podcast for instant notification as we release new episodes.
Download the 3-part Fuel Buying 101 e-Book series for a step by step guidance on how gasoline, diesel and other fuel products moves through the supply chain and how prices are determined.
Written in dual English/Spanish format, this just-launched quarterly magazine is available free. Subscribe to OPIS’ Fuels in Mexico magazine to access editorial features, expert commentary, interviews and guest columns devoted to discussion of the changing downstream fuel markets in Mexico.
Mexico’s gasoline and diesel markets are opening to the outside world for the first time in almost 80 years – but not without challenges, risks and delays. Download OPIS’ Mexico Primer and get: