Per gallon, ExxonMobil makes about 7 cents. Governments, by contrast, grab about 27 cents per gallon. That’s the average gas tax. If anyone takes too much, it’s government.
~ John Stossel
For the record, RI gas tax is currently about 33c/gallon, so the next time the government is trying to bash some oil company for being "greedy" -- should be coming up soon with summer just around the corner -- just remember who's taking the biggest cut at the pump.