OPIS Crash Course
Simple Answers to Your Fuel Industry Questions
The world runs on fuel. From upstream resources (think crude oil, natural gas, or coal) to refined products (your gasoline or diesel), fuel is a thriving business sector and of critical importance to virtually everyone.
Each episode of the OPIS Crash Course podcast is designed to provide 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 fuel commodities with confidence. Subscribe to the podcast to be notified as soon as new episodes are released!
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Episodes of OPIS Crash Course
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Episode 5: The Carbon Credit Market: The Pollution Price
When you think of energy trading, fuel like gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and crude oil probably comes to mind. But did you know you can trade the permission to pollute? The latest episode of the Crash Course gives you an overview of the carbon market, where traders, brokers, and so-called “obligated parties” buy and sell air emissions credits.
Episode 4: The Propane Market: Mont Belvieu and Beyond
While flipping burgers in your backyard, take a few minutes to think about your propane tank. The propane in that cylinder, making those perfect grill marks possible, is a pretty interesting gas liquid that has a worldwide presence. Millions of barrels and gallons originate from a town you may have never heard of, called Mont Belvieu.
Episode 3: How Hedging Can Help Protect Against Diesel Price Swings
Diesel prices have been volatile. In this episode, our guest, Elaine Levin, President of Powerhouse, explains how a consumer of large quantities of diesel, like a trucking company, can defend against market fluctuations through hedging.
Episode 2: What Makes Gasoline Prices Go Up and Down?
Last thing on your to-do list for your summer roadtrip: fill up the gas tank. But, if you have ever pulled into your local station only to see a big spike in the price of gasoline, you may be puzzled as to why. In this podcast, Scott Berhang of OPIS (Oil Price Information Service) gives you the basics.
In our pilot episode of OPIS Crash Course, we meet with Scott Berhang, the VP of Global Sales for OPIS. Scott has been a part of OPIS since 1981. In fact, he was OPIS’ third employee! Scott kicks off our podcast with a foundation of what OPIS does and how we go about it.