Below is the breakdown of a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil. The reader can now realize why consumer prices are skyrocketing along a broad front.
Much of the differences in consumer costs have to do with transportation costs of each source (including their production costs) either by truck or pipeline from the gulf coast, any state regulations and taxes (environmental or otherwise), and then you have the profit margins of each individual service station to add into the mix just to keep their pumps running. There's also the costs of replacing old fuel tanks and pumps as well, while the state of California has the highest refinery costs due to their environmental designer gas (which helps some but doesn't fully solve the problem due to their topographies). Don't know if that was what you were looking for, but it's things like this that make up the final price you pay at the pump across the United States.
Edited by fib_1618, 23 June 2022 - 11:57 PM.
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