Chart of the Day: Don’t Blame the Gas Station for Price Spike

By Global Macro Monitor

Here’s a cool graphic from the EIA on what drives the price of a gallon of gasoline in January 2012. We paid $4.20 last night in California!

Note 76 percent of the price for a gallon of gas is driven by crude oil. Only 6 percent by refining and 6% distribution and marketing. Though these components do vary over time, but not by much.

So when you start to crack at paying $100 to fill your tank, remember it’s really not the crack spreadBlame the crude or Brent!

(click here if graphic is not observable)

2 Comments
  1. Dave Holden says

    Compare with the tax take in the UK..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15462923

  2. falk burger says

    Useless graph – does not inform as to what market forces influence the various components.

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