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Old 07-20-2008, 03:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BlackDeuceCoupe View Post
Gas station owners don't make jack on fuel sales - enough to keep the lights on and pay the employees - really! Where they make ALL their profits are in the service bays and/or convenience store!
Exactly! Hardly anyone understands this.

The money used to be in refining, now it all goes to getting it out of the ground in the first place (though, for example, in Saudi Arabia, it costs less than $5/bbl to pump it-- the most expensive oil I'm aware of is Alberta tar sands that run more like $70/bbl).
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