Why would they be worried? Are they afraid that one of the people in the
chain are going to run out of money?
Why don't you please share your knowledge and tell us who are the
biggest profiteers from gasoline, after the taxes paid to the
governments (state, federal and local)?
The industry profit margin is about 10%, which would be about $0.25 per
gallon of gas (tax is around $0.40 and varies by state). (It's really
hard to estimate, but the cost of refining, distribution and marketing
and profit at these stages) is about 19%, so the number seems reasonable.
And please don't suggest that the gas station owner is the biggest
profiteer. Their margins are very low.
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