I've been following this as best I can and I didn't know that the profit margin on gasoline was one of the lowest for any sold commodity in America... That the profits are partially due to the high volume of sales... Let's say you make $0.26 a gallon in profit (9 percent), but sell a 100 million gallons you make, say, $25,650,000. That's a lot of gasoline. To get $25 Billion in profits... Takes an amount of gasoline that is mind boggling... Like 100 Billion gallons! (If my math is right.) So, for a 90 day period that would be 200,000,000 drivers burning an average of only 6 gallons a day... I've got a spreadsheet set up if anyone has some "more" real figures to work with... Now as to whether I *really* believe the markup is only in the 9 per cent range... Mike Sr.