A PRIMER ON GASOLINE PRICES Written by Pierre Schexneider M. Ed.
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What Do We Pay for in a Gallon of Regular Grade? Federal, State, and local taxes are a large component of retail price of gasoline. Taxes (not including county and local taxes) account for approximately 27 percent of cost of a gallon of gasoline. Within this national average, Federal excise taxes are 18.4 cents per gallon and State excise taxes average about 21 cents per gallon. 2 Also, eleven States levy additional State sales and other taxes, some of which are applied to Federal and State excise taxes. Additional local county and city taxes can have a significant impact on price of gasoline. Refining costs and profits comprise about 15% of retail price of gasoline. This component varies from region to region due to different formulations required in different parts of country. Distribution, marketing and retail dealer costs and profits combined make up 14% of cost of a gallon of gasoline. From refinery, most gasoline is shipped first by pipeline to terminals near consuming areas, and then loaded into trucks for delivery to individual stations. Some retail outlets are owned and operated by refiners, while others are independent businesses that purchase gasoline for resale to public. The price on pump reflects both retailerís purchase cost for product and other costs of operating service station. It also reflects local market conditions and factors, such as desirability of location and marketing strategy of owner.
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS Plus the Chevrolet Performance and Aftermarket PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
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The TrailBlazer SSís engine has a composite intake manifold used in other mid-size trucks and was adapted to LS2 to help produce balanced torque and horsepower within packaging parameters. The engine also has Trailblazer's trademark pass-through oil pan. The panís cast-in passage allows front differentialís half-shaft to run through pan instead of under it. This helps keep engine mounted lower in chassis for better balance and a lower center of gravity. There also is a stylish SS-specific engine cover, radiator support cover and coordinated air induction box. Backing 6.0L V-8 is a new Hydra-Matic 4L70-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. It debuts in TrailBlazer SS and was developed to handle high horsepower and high torque loads of performance-oriented light-duty vehicles. Special high-strength and heat-treated materials are used throughout 4L70-E to ensure it delivers smooth, dependable shifting. Partstrain manufactures and sells aftermarket performance products and accessories for GM vehicles. Partstrain strives to be ultimate source for performance products and accessories for most GM vehicles.
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