U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #526: July 7, 2008
Price Breakdown for a Gallon of Gasoline and a Gallon of Diesel
For both gasoline and diesel, taxes make up 10% of the price; distribution and marketing account for another 5%. The remaining 85% of the price comes from crude oil and refining. Refining costs for diesel makes up a greater share of the overall price than for gasoline.
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