Gasoline costs less than bottled water at your local service station, but look at what it takes to produce it:
Here is an offshore oil platform being towed out to sea. As huge as it is, its height is nothing compared to the depth and reach of the network of wells that were drilled from it.
And here is a refinery where the oil is processed into gasoline and other products. This happens to be the Exxon refinery in Baytown, where I had my first job out of college
I am pretty sure this is Pipestill (distillation tower) #8. If so, I have climbed through every inch of the tall tower on the left