TODAY IN ENERGY: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
State gasoline taxes average 23.5 cents per gallon but vary widely
The average state gasoline tax throughout the nation is 23.5 cents per gallon (cpg), but the range of state taxes is wide. Alaska and Georgia charge 8 cpg, and California charges 38.2 cpg. The state taxes are in addition to a federal tax of 18.4 cpg. EIA collects information on state gasoline taxes twice a year, and the latest data are for January 1, 2013.