Gas prices down my way just dropped like a rock from $3.79 last weekend, to $3.59 today. So that made me wonder, what's the price of a gallon of gas, before all the costs? I did some research, found that roughly 51.24% of every 42 gallon barrel of oil is made into gasoline, and then figured out roughly what the total amount of gasoline is produced from an entire barrel. So from what I got out of it, approximately 55 gallons of gasoline are produced from a single barrel. Then researched the price of a barrel of oil and came to be about $98. So what I got was a gallon of gasoline should be approximately $1.78/gallon, and that's before the cost to drill, worker's pay, cost to transport, and cost to refine the crude into gasoline. (Figures are relative, may not be exact) So the way I view it, gas prices aren't high, they're not high enough....although I'm not complaining. There's a ton of work that goes into making gasoline, and $3.59 a gallon seems like a good price to pay now. Yeah, sure. It's gone up 200%+ in ten years, but so has everything else as far as cost and pay checks. So to be honest, I'm not complaining about gas prices anymore. Now that I know what goes into it and what the price per gallon is after production, I'm happy with what I pay.