A gas station in northern Virginia explains how that $2.85 for a gallon of unleaded breaks down:
A sign at a local #gas station. Good for them for educating the public. Biggest cut goes to gov. not profits. pic.twitter.com/0Y2m1qfzTd
— Joe Logue (@Jlogue85) October 4, 2015
My one surviving brother, who runs a convenience store in the Texas Hill Country, has confirmed the profit margin, such as it is, on several occasions.
I’d like to see more of these around the country. The numbers will change slightly — except for the Federal excise tax, which is a constant 18.4 cents per gallon for now — but the overall breakdown would be about the same.
(Via Lisa De Pasquale.)