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How much tax do we pay on a gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel?

The taxes on retail gasoline and diesel fuel, in cents per gallon, as of July 1, 2015:

  Gasoline Diesel
Federal 18.40 24.40
Average of all states 26.49 27.24

Learn more:
State-by-state fuel taxes

Historical federal and state taxes are available in the Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Statistics Series. In the 2014 edition, see tables:

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Last updated: November 23, 2015


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