The American Petroleum Institute has released an interactive map showing the impact of state gasoline taxes on the price of fuel nationwide.
Oil companies claim they earn about 5.5 cents for every gallon of gasoline and other petroleum products refined, shipped, and sold in the United States, according to Exxon Mobile.
Consider this: The federal and state and local governments collected 40 to 60 cents per gallon in taxes.
The American Petroleum Institute just updated their map showing the combined local, state, and federal tax rate in each state as of January 1 (2015), when new taxes took effect.
The federal gas tax remains constant at 18.4 percent which means any variations have been implemented by state and local governments.
At 50.5 cents per gallon, Pennsylvania leads the way with the highest state taxes on gasoline—5 about cents higher than California!
Alaska ranks last at 12.4 cents per gallon.
To see the interactive map illustrating current levels of federal and state gasoline taxes, click here.
Please Note: The above image depicts 2014 gasoline taxes and should be used only for comparison with the interactive map.
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