If you parcel out the federal and state average tax and look at New York State the picture is worse. The Tax Foundation reports that as of January 1, 2011 New York had the second highest tax on gasoline in the country: 47 cents per gallon. The federal tax is 18.4 cents per gallon. The total is 65.4 cents per gallon. The AAA's Daily Fueld Gauge Report indicates that on May 30, the average price per gallon in New York was $4.03. That means that taxes are closer to 16.23% rather than 14%. Thus, in New York the breakdown looks like:
Distribution and Marketing: 9.7%
Crude Oil: 69.2%
Thus, in New York Exxon shareholders do worse than nationally but because of low profits, Sunoco's shareholders do about the same as nationally. Exxon makes 8.2% x 83.77% or 6.9% profit compared to government's 16.23% share. That is, Exxon's shareholders make 42.6% of what is taken in gasoline taxes (not counting sales and income taxes). Sunoco's shareholders make 1.2% x 83.77% or 1%. Sunoco shareholders get one sixteenth of what government takes.
This would be much like what Hinchey has done with respect to government. During his tenure in Congress, Ulster County's economy has been a disaster area. The reason is the economically illiterate policies that Hinchey advocates: his penchant for an environmental extremism that trumps economic welfare, and his pandering to wealthy trust fund babies and elite professionals in Woodstock and New Paltz, who are all too eager to grind the average working person's economic welfare under the heels of their Birkenstock sandals.