posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:51 PM
This is also fun to read: From CNN about who gets what when a gallon of gas is sold.
Traders? Depends but it isn't based on the price per gallon. They are speculating on the crude oil prices. Isn't a factor.
Refining Companies? $0.24 per gallon
Logistics? Roughly $0.20 per gallon and depends heavily on the price of gasoline; go figure right?
Gas Stations? $0.07 to $0.10 per gallon. Mind you, that isn't profit.
Government? $0.40+ (varies from State to State; $0.18 is Federal and the rest is State). Double any of the supply chain after it is has been explored
That by the way, one would expect to get the most return since they are the most heavily invested. It is estimated that the companies that actually
have the oil drills, the workers, the R&D, the exploration, etc; take about $2.00 in the total price. Though I am curious how CNN came to that.
Also to note: It is easy to point to "record profits" and they indeed, are seeing them. But the profit margin (costs v. profit) is still less then
companies that make Tylenol....where is the uproar there?
edit on 1-3-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)