emikan, the states are the ones making all the money on gas. Some states charge over .50 cents a gallon on gas. New York currently has the highest at .69/gallon but we here in CA have VOTED ourselves another gas tax increase, so in July, we'll again have the highest gas taxes in the Nation at 70.6 cents/gallon. We're Nr ! ! Yea. And on top of that, CA charges SALES TAX of at least 8.5 percent- yep - they're taxing the tax. So who's making all the money? The state and fed govts do nothing to EARN that money - they just sit back and collect... guess I'm dumber than dumb.