The U.S. Census Bureau in its recent “Profile America” report, pointed to how taxes paid at the gas pump differ widely from state to state.
The highest state tax plus fees on gasoline is 51.6 cents per gallon, levied in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State also imposes the nation’s highest rates on diesel, at 65.3 cents per gallon. Nationally, the lowest state taxes and fees are found in Alaska. The rate on both is below 12 cents per gallon.
There are 112,000 places in the U.S. to fill your tank—over 100,000 fewer than in 1967. Around 86% of today’s gas stations are connected with convenience stores.