"No economist in the world will tell you gas prices can be reduced by increasing taxes," said API's Gerard.
Eliminating the tax breaks has been opposed by nearly every Republican politician as well.
But while eliminating those tax breaks might be bad for oil company shareholders, it's hard to see how they would have much of a bearing on raising or lowering gas prices.
What is driving prices: Fundamentally, what politicians on both sides of the isle are missing is the fact that gas prices are not being driven by domestic policies.
They are being driven by oil prices, which are in turn rising mostly on fears over a confrontation with Iran.
"There's a lot of oil out there right now, but people are scared," said Stanislaw. "This is largely outside of the control of the United States."