According to the’s article, “Where is your gas money going?”, it’s taxes that take more $$ than the oil companies. This is what I wrote in response:

So much a dollar for crude? What about how many gallons of crude it takes to create a gallon of gas so I can REALLY figure out who’s to blame. It looks to me like the government gets about $ 0.60/gallon and the oil company only gets about $ 0.37. So who is making bank and who isn’t?

At least the oil companies refine and deliver it. What does the government do to get me gasoline? Fund the roads? I’ve noticed how many toll roads are in and around Chicago. Don’t tell me that asphalt costs that much.

I was mad at speculators. Now, I see it’s legislators.