I do not know where you get that image from but it is nonsense. First, as shown it would already be wrong as it compares profit with revenue. Those two are not the same. Second, the Exxon number forgets the earnings made through producing, refining and selling the crude oil. I cite:"Exxon alone made more than $41 billion (in profit in 2011). By contrast, the federal gas tax generated $24 billion in revenue for the Highway Trust Fund in 2011." http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/08/03/wsj-op-ed-uses-debunked-exxon-talking-point-to/189117 With record profits during the last years we certainly do not need to pity the "poor" oil companies.