The reason it's expensive is we don't use that much anymore. Our economy is in the crapper and our money is worth less. These two things will not change until our policies do.
Right now the US exports refined gas to other countries who are willing to pay for it since the demand here is so low. We may import oil but we export gas!
Get this economy moving through industry and small business not handouts and this will change and fuel will go down.
Always remember just like in any industry someone will always undercut their competition. It's going to take a lot to change this and I am afraid our leaders do not have the courage to stand behind those willing to invest. Rather they single them out as evil, rich, and unfair.
And remember this is probably you they are talking about.