Protect climate progress—not oil industry profits.
While Washingtonians are feeling the burden of high gas prices, big oil is playing a blame game—trying to make you believe that high prices are caused by our state's groundbreaking climate protections (as in the deceptive headline pictured above), when in reality they’ve been gratuitously increasing their profit margins.
Washington State is one of the most profitable places in the country to sell fuel. For every gallon of gas you buy at the pump, retailers pocket about $0.85—compared to Alabama, Texas, or South Carolina where their profit is less than $0.10.
Their pricing structure is intentionally opaque, keeping consumers in the dark about all that goes into gas prices. This makes it easy for big oil to point the finger at climate policies intended to reduce our reliance on the monopoly oil industry, and to continue trying to block climate progress.
That’s why Washington State needs to pass laws requiring pricing transparency and preventing price gouging. Washingtonians shouldn’t have to foot the bill for the oil industry’s greed.