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When we pay for a gallon of gas, where is our money going?

The U.S. Department of Energy, using a price of $2.28 per gallon, breaks down a gallon of gas like this: ¢ 59 percent pays for the cost of crude oil. ¢ 10 percent pays for the cost of refining. ¢ 11 percent pays for the cost of distribution and marketing. ¢ 20 percent pays for the cost of taxes.

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