The average profit margin for a gallon of gas at a gas station is about 2.5%. In 2013, gas stations made a net profit of 3% on all of their products, while in 2012, they only made a net profit of 1.6%.
The cost of crude oil makes up 69 percent of the price of a gallon of gas at the pump. The taxes make up about 13% of the price. 8 percent of the total cost comes from the process of refining the oil. When gas prices go up at the pump, gas stations don’t make much more money. Many gas stations make about 75% of their money from selling other things, like food, medicine, and accessories.