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Total US Fuel Taxes by State

After crude oil costs, taxes are the second largest contributor to the price paid at the pump. Together Federal and State excise taxes on fuel account for an average cost of approximately 62 cents per gallon. Rates include Federal excise taxes 18.4 cpg for gasoline and 24.4 cpg for diesel. cpg = cents per gallon

 

State

Gasoline
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Diesel
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Comment

Alabama

38.6

45.6

2 cent inspection fee. 1 cpg Transport Fee. City and County levies can be from .5 to 6 cpg.

Alaska

26.4

32.4

 

Arizona

37.4

52.4

1 cpg UST tax. Use class vehicles pay an additional 9cpg for diesel

Arkansas

40.2

47.2

.3 cpg environmental assurance fee for underground storage tank fund

California

63.9

72.0

6% Sales Tax. 1.25% county tax. 1.2 cpg state UST fee. plus local sales tax

Colorado

40.4

44.9

 

Connecticut

62.5

61.4

 

Delaware

41.4

46.4

.9% gross receipts tax for Hazardous substance cleanup fund.

Dist. of Columbia

38.4

44.4

 

Florida

51.6

53.4

Sales tax 11.6. 4 cpg excise tax. 2.2 cpg environmental inspection.

Georgia

44.4

52.6

4% sales tax. Local option sales taxes from 1% to 3%

Hawaii

51.0

71.1

4% sales tax. county tax and 0.1 cpg environmental response tax.

Idaho

43.4

49.4

 

Illinois

57.9

65.7

6.25% sales tax. 0.003 per gallon tax for underground storage tank fund. Additional 12.75 cpg in City of Chicago

Indiana

50.1

69.2

7% sales tax. 0.01 per gallon inspection fee.

Iowa

40.1

47.9

1 cpg UST fee.

Kansas

43.4

51.4

1 cpg environmental fee

Kentucky

36.9

39.9

1.4cpg underground storage tank fund. Commercial carriers pay surtax 2.2cpg quarterly on gas and 5.2 cpg on special fuels

Louisiana

38.4

44.4

 

Maine

47.5

53.9

.07 Coastal and Inland Water fund. 1.38 groundwater fund. 40 cpg/10

Maryland

41.9

48.7

 

Massachusetts

41.9

47.9

2.5 cp UST fund.

Michigan

54.4

60.3

6% sales tax. .875 cpg for environmental regulation fee for refined petroleum fund

Minnesota

40.4

46.4

2 cpg UST cleanup fee at wholesale level

Mississippi

37.2

43.2

.4 cpg Environmental Protection Fee. In Hancock

Missouri

36.0

42.0

 

Montana

46.2

53.0

0.75cpg fee assessed at the pump to go toward the state cleanup fund.

Nebraska

42.3

47.7

0.9cpg release prevention fee for gasoline and 0.3cpg release prevention fee for diesel

Nevada

50.9

53.0

up to 10cpg county tax on gasoline.0.75 cpg cleanup fee. .055 cpg inspection fee.

New Hampshire

38.0

44.0

0.125 cpg for oil pollution control fund.1.5 cpg for UST cleanup fund.

New Jersey

32.9

41.9

4 cpg Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax.

New Mexico

36.4

43.4

1 cpg loading fee.

New York

59.6

64.7

local county sales tax of between 3.125% to 4.75%.

North Carolina

48.6

54.6

0.25cpg inspection tax.17.5 cpg flat rate plus a variable rate of 12.35 cpg wholesale price component

North Dakota

41.4

47.4

 

Ohio

46.4

52.4

Surcharge of 3 cpg for commercial vehicles.

Oklahoma

35.4

38.4

1 cpg per gallon UST fee.

Oregon

43.4

48.7

additional optional county gasoline (ranging from 1 to 3 cpg) and city gasoline and diesel taxes (ranging from 1 to 5 cpg).

Pennsylvania

50.7

63.6

19.2 cent per gallon oil company franchise tax on gas. 26.1 cpg oil company franchise tax on diesel.1.1 cpg UST fee

Rhode Island

49.4

55.4

1 cent per gallon environmental protection regulatory fee for UST program.

South Carolina

35.2

41.2

0.25 cpg inspection fee for inspection program and 0.50cpg environmental fee for UST cleanup.

South Dakota

42.4

48.4

2 cpg Tank Inspection Fee. Ethanol is taxed at 20 cents per gallon; E85 and M85 are taxed at 10 cpg.

Tennessee

39.8

42.8

1cent special petroleum tax for gasoline and .4 cpg environmental assurance fee.

Texas

38.4

44.4

 

Utah

42.9

48.9

 

Vermont

38.4

50.4

1 cpg license fee for UST fund.

Virginia

38.0

44.0

0.6cpg petroleum storage tank fee and 2% sales tax on motor fuels in localities that are part of the Northern Virginia Transportation District

Washington

54.4

60.4

 

West Virginia

49.9

55.9

 

Wisconsin

51.3

57.3

2cpg UST fee on gasoline and diesel.

Wyoming

32.4

38.4

1 cpg to the environmental cleanup costs.

Please note the above rates are meant as only guidelines of pump taxes and may not represent the full tax amount at the pump.
Source: Compiled by Ohio Petroleum Organization from various sources.
* UST = Underground Storage Tank

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