So I always hear people saying how much big oil makes on fuel. The avg gas station owner makes 1-1.5 cents per gallon The oil company that invests in the rigs, refinery transporting makes about 8 cents per gallon profit Does anyone know the biggest profitor of a gallon of gas? You may have said The Fed and state governments that dont handle the gas or oil, the have no liability yet they make somewhere on avg 35-40 cents per gallon pure profit off of us. So what can you do? Most states have a certain amount of money per gallon sold that is considered "ON ROAD USAGE TAX" this is money paid at the pump. If you use gas offroad like we all do, and you keep receipts you can get that portion for off road back in the form of a rebate. Contact your state Dept of road tolls or on road fuel tax office. Dept of transportation might help you ou also. Tell them you use a large amount of fuel off road and you need to fill out the rebate form for off road useage. You need to keep reciepts for proof. For me it is easy i have a disel truck so any unleaded is all off road use. Boat fuel recreational vehicle fall in there also. It varies by state as to what you can get back.