Gas prices are getting so high some station owners in the state are shutting down their pumps.
You might think those gas station owners are making a windfall. But that's not the case according to
Bob Bartlett with the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. He says retailers are lucky to make three-cents off each gallon of gas.
Bartlett says don't blame the retailers for the high prices, they're getting squeezed too. He says ninety-five per cent of the retail price is determined before the gas gets to the pump. Determined by big oil's wholesale price, state and federal taxes and 10-cents a gallon credit card fees.
And if they keep selling gas at a loss, Bartlett says more may just stop selling it altogether.