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Jamer
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:33:13 AM

It costs more to drive in these states:

The federal gasoline excise tax rate is 18.4 cents per gallon. States then add their own taxes and fees. The American Petroleum Institute's July 2013 review (done quarterly) found 19 states with combined gas taxes and fees higher than the national average of 49.4 cents per gallon.

Click ahead for the top 10 highest gas taxes, state and federal combined.
Visit Bankrate.com - By Kay Bell for full article
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honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 5:47:21 AM

DanM: of course, it's bankrate.com - they gotta keep the data up...
Amtrgas
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 2:02:01 AM

High taxes and very little to show for it.
NedW
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:15:25 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, Jamer.
BBopp
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:58:43 PM

Has anyone else had difficulty with the article progressing forward?
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:48:44 PM

They recycle this list every few months.
bwatchingu
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:42:56 AM

Interesting
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:35:07 AM

sounds like we're back to taxation w/out representation in some states... esp. when the $ isn't going to infrastructure.
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:08:41 AM

These gasoline taxation rates are truly no comparison to gasoline taxes here in Canada, especially in my city, Montréal.
Gasoline taxes here in Montréal are calculated as follows, according to GasBuddy:
19 cent provincial tax, 10 cent federal tax, 17 cent GST+TVQ (Goods & Services Tax, Taxe de Vente du Québec) tax, and 3 cent Montréal tax. This amounts to a 49 cents tax.
Do keep in mind that our unit of measurement for motor fuels is the litre (L); a US Gallon is equal to about 3.785L. So, a US Gallon tax rate equivalent is equal to about $1.855/US Gallon. No Canadian motorist I've met has any illusions about $2- or even $3/US Gallon (about $0.528- or $0.793/L) gasoline prices. We haven't experienced prices like those here in Montréal since early 2004 or thereabout, for the higher price. As for the lower figure, we haven't yet had a gasoline price so low for the millennium.
Cebo
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:07:11 AM

Okay
OTISFL
Champion Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:00:51 AM

Due to state taxex!
tobin2010
Champion Author Topeka

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:59:45 AM

I am in the 21st century and I am tired of these liberal democrats and all they want to do is raise taxes. When you raise taxes it always brings in less revenue not more. When you lower taxes more revenue comes in, not less. Basic economics!!!!
GAS1251
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:55:22 AM

I try to stay out of those states. Of course Texas wants to save money by reverting to dirt roads.
GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:53:19 AM

Tobin2010, how were those interstate highways working out for you in the mid 60 when you could see a double feature movie with a cartoon and buy popcorn and a drink for 25 cents? Inflation has taken care of those low prices, snap out of it and come into the 21st century.
tobin2010
Champion Author Topeka

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:51:53 AM

bart reed, taxes do not need to be indexed to inflation. They are to high now! That is the problem with you liberal democrats. The answer for you democrats is always increase taxes. Why don't we spend that tax money for what it was collected for instead of wasting it on some other spending the democrats always want to do!
ThunderBird89
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:49:36 AM

the states don't use the gas tax money to build or maintain good roads, it is only used to keep them from getting worse, so they can ask for more money.
FrankTA2
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:48:00 AM

I knew NY was one, that's why I buy my gasoline in New Jersey.
evpark
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:47:22 AM

Did anybody notice that most of these states are ran by the Dumocrats?
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:45:09 AM

Taxes need to be indexed to increase with inflation. We are paying at the 1992 rate. This doesn't pay for maintenance. Paying for good roads is the cost of driving.
tobin2010
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:44:59 AM

KAR120CSII, you have it all wrong. The state and federal government are the GREEDY ones. A tax on average of 49.4 cents per gallon is OUTRAGEOUS!! I can remember when gas was 17 cents per gallon in the mid 60's and that won't happen again because of these outrageous taxes on gasoline.
GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:44:29 AM

Tea Baggers; I don't wanna pay no taxes I just wanna use the roads and stuff that are awready bilt they don't need no fixin once they are bilt. WAH WAH
ClassicWheeler
Champion Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:44:20 AM

Too high and not seeing enough to use for roads. The liberals probably find it funny but we don't.
comprof
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:42:39 AM

Taxes are too high.
KAR120CSII
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:40:08 AM

Just goes to show the Fedl tax is a very small part of the price of gas --

And greed and profit is the largest share --
TXryder
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:39:45 AM

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Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:39:37 AM

No real surprise here.
cnygas
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:39:20 AM

Instead of blaming the greed of government some people will say the corporations are the greedy ones.
sagnat
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:38:58 AM

Naturally California is the highest.
bolobill
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:38:56 AM

ok
oldred11
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:38:38 AM

Yep, Indiana is in the top ten!
ShadowACE
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:37:33 AM

pa79th asks (as always) "What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?"

Duh!?! The TAX is a major component of the PRICE of gasoline, 79. One might think that would be obvious. Why did you not see that, Grasshopper?
NGEFE
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:36:35 AM

retards
jethro5000
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:35:51 AM

I expected KY to be on that list...
RENEGADEGAS
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:34:24 AM

Those tax dollars will never hit the roads.
ssect8
Champion Author Hartford

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:33:04 AM

Nice to see Connecticut way up there, but what do you expect when the stupid citizens keep voting the democraps into office. And I hope they are suffering the most.
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:32:05 AM

LDJ... get a life and post something with some THOUGHT behind it... very LAME!
huey715
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:31:50 AM

Not many surprises on that list
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:31:31 AM

Hawaii, California and Illinois... without reading the article... LOL
oh that's for highest cost of gas... not necessarily taxes.
LJDJ
Champion Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:31:10 AM

ok
9C1
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:31:07 AM

The higher the gasoline tax, the higher the price of gasoline.
pa79th
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:29:59 AM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
ShadowACE
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:29:31 AM

Last I heard there are still some working oil wells in California. Must be another reason for them having the highest tax, eh? Not really many surprises on that list. I bet most of us could name at least 7 or 8 of them without looking at it.
cogas1
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:22:02 AM

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Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:21:59 AM

Nothing shocking!!!
speedraider
Champion Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:20:47 AM

greed
stratlinetime
Champion Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:19:02 AM

Government rip off,
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:19:02 AM

These taxes will never go down.
PetroScopper
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:18:52 AM

If the gas tax was used the way it was originally intended I would have no problem with paying more for better roads and bridges.
Mowerman08
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:18:13 AM

Taxes, that is the only way Government can get money, and if they spend w/o any checks, you know who pays and by what means. TAXES!
swkcpi
Champion Author Madison

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:17:46 AM

The sad thing is that they use this money for other than the intended purpose. If they only used it for highways the roads would be better and they wouldn't need as much money out of our pockets. But when is the last time that you saw taxes lowered? Well, other than Scott Walker (Wisconsin) who lowered property taxes three years in a row.
JethroGibbsMKE
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:17:21 AM

Luckily WI is not one of them...yet!
billy44bo
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:16:45 AM

Just another road tax.
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