What am I paying for in the price of a gallon of gasoline?

It all adds up.

High octane part:

So how much does the government make on a gallon of gas?

In this example, retailers collected state and federal gasoline taxes of 39 cents per gallon on average. Total gas taxes per gallon range by state – from lows of less than 30 cents per gallon to highs of more than 60 cents per gallon in places like New York and California.

Those evil oil companies.  How dare they collect a small fraction of what the government takes.  Clearly, they must be punished.


6 Responses to “What am I paying for in the price of a gallon of gasoline?”

  1. pianogirl88 Says:

    Here in the Peoples Republic of Maryland, our Gov. wants to add a 6% sales tax on top of the taxes the State already collects from us for each gallon of gasoline. I saw gas for under $3.50 a gallon the other day (just barely under that price!), but at the same time, I’m also seeing gas at some stations for nearly $4/gal.

    Has anyone checked on the MPG (or the European equivalent) that cars in the UK/Europe get? I thought I heard the other day that many of those cars can go 70-80 miles on what would be a gallon of gas, meaning their cost is not that much higher than ours. Thanks for the info ~ very good to have.

  2. Your dissent is not pleasing the Kommisar.

    • pianogirl88 Says:

      Ah, but the Kommisar mistakes me for someone who cares (I cleaned up my language just for your great blog!) what he thinks!

      • Now, now…. such language must be vetted by His Majesty….Joe Big Effin’ Deal Biden. Submit your request in triplicate, please.

        Don’t call us, we’ll call you. Durn it.

      • pianogirl88 Says:

        Joe “jobs is a three letter word” Biden spoke to the Cadets at West Point today….I thought cruel and unusual punishment was against the law!

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