OPIS Acquires LCI Energy Insight

Gaithersburg, MD, December 31, 2012 — Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), a UCG company and the nation's leading provider of petroleum spot, rack and retail news and pricing information, announces the acquisition of LCI Energy Insight (LCI).

Based in El Paso, Texas, LCI is a premier provider of natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other key information and business intelligence for the North American gas industry.

"This acquisition is highly strategic for OPIS as it puts us squarely in the growing North American natural gas business," said Brian Crotty, CEO & President, OPIS. LCI will become a division of OPIS and will be run by LCI President, George Lippman.

"I am excited to be teaming up with a company that has such a strong brand in the energy information space. I look forward to leveraging their expertise and infrastructure to improve and expand our products and services," Lippman said.