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Old July 5th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #1061
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Connecticut has a 7% gross receipt tax on gasoline on top of the flat fuel tax. I am sure there are others with them too.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1062
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Connecticut has a 7% gross receipt tax on gasoline on top of the flat fuel tax. I am sure there are others with them too.
It's been a while since I was in Connecticut, but when I was first driving around the Northeast (late '80s to mid-'90s - then I moved to the middle of Philadelphia and didn't own a car until last year) I always used to try to avoid buying gas in Connecticut or Maryland. Maryland's now more in line with surrounding states though.... The parts of New Jersey that are close to Philadelphia, today as 20 years ago, have the lowest gas prices I've come across.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #1063
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The parts of New Jersey that are close to Philadelphia, today as 20 years ago, have the lowest gas prices I've come across.
Maybe it's because so many oil refineries are located nearby in New Jersey and shipping costs are lower.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #1064
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Maybe it's because so many oil refineries are located nearby in New Jersey and shipping costs are lower.
I'd guess it's a combination of proximity to refineries on the Pennsylvania side of the river plus New Jersey taxes. (The New Jersey refineries are mostly up north.) Philadelphia (city + Pennsylvania suburbs) prices are the highest between D.C. and New York City. I buy out-of-state when I can.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #1065
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First there's a gas tax ($ 3.5 per gallon in the Netherlands), then there's the market price, and VAT comes on top of that, so the tax is taxed too
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That's an outrageous money grab by the government! Here in Miami, Florida, we pay 51.4 cents per gallon in gas taxes (federal, state and taxes) which is pretty high. So $3.50 is more than a 150% tax on the actual price of the gallon!

The State of Georgia is a lot smarter. They have reduced the gas tax to the bare minimum which has spurred business development, a better economic climate, and more people moving there to take advantage of the better economy.
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Old July 5th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #1066
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That's an outrageous money grab by the government! Here in Miami, Florida, we pay 51.4 cents per gallon in gas taxes (federal, state and taxes) which is pretty high. So $3.50 is more than a 150% tax on the actual price of the gallon!

The State of Georgia is a lot smarter. They have reduced the gas tax to the bare minimum which has spurred business development, a better economic climate, and more people moving there to take advantage of the better economy.
The Netherlands probably doesn't want millions more people moving there for cheap gasoline, its already one of the most densely populated countries in the world!

Different societies have different needs and different priorities.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #1067
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The Netherlands probably doesn't want millions more people moving there for cheap gasoline, its already one of the most densely populated countries in the world!

Different societies have different needs and different priorities.
That, and once upon a time, crude oil was $9 a barrel and the taxes, which are often a percentage of the wholesale price of fuel, weren't so terrible. From what I understand, fuel taxes in Britain were not that bad until the early '90s...
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Old July 6th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #1068
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That, and once upon a time, crude oil was $9 a barrel and the taxes, which are often a percentage of the wholesale price of fuel, weren't so terrible. From what I understand, fuel taxes in Britain were not that bad until the early '90s...
Back in the late 1990's, when crude oil was around $9, we paid in Florida about 95 cents per gallon for regular gas (87 octane) of which the gas tax was 49 cents per gallon, because here the tax is not a percentage of the price of the gallon but a fixed amount.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 03:59 AM   #1069
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$2.63 US a gallon in East Idaho today. $2.30-$2.35 per gallon in many Missouri locations.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #1070
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Back in the late 1990's, when crude oil was around $9, we paid in Florida about 95 cents per gallon for regular gas (87 octane) of which the gas tax was 49 cents per gallon, because here the tax is not a percentage of the price of the gallon but a fixed amount.
I remember gasoline hitting the 2,50 guilder mark in 2000 or so. That's about $ 5.2 per gallon.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #1071
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When I started driving in 1993, regular unleaded was around £0.45 a litre I think (just a couple of years previously we switched from gallon to litre pricing), it rose quite quickly in the 90s, crude prices fell but taxes rose rapidly. It then stayed around £0.70-0.80 for a few years and started rising quickly again about 5 years ago when crude started rising and taxes were increased.

Here's a useful site with historic London prices and tax rates going back to the first world war!.

http://www.ukpia.com/fuel_prices_historic_data.aspx
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Old July 9th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #1072
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95 octanes unleaded gas in Santiago, Chile = 1.2 USD per liter.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #1073
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$2.63 US a gallon in East Idaho today. $2.30-$2.35 per gallon in many Missouri locations.
Here in my town Cedar Rapids IA 89 octane ethanol (15%) blend is $2.49 a gallon. That is the lowest and hence most popular fuel in Iowa.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #1074
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Its $3.07/gallon petrol in Pakistan....
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #1075
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Someone spoke about taxes in UK. The fact is that they changed for an "scaled increased flat tax scheme" or something like that in the early 90's, under John Major, the same PM who outrageously banned new out-of-town shopping malls, entertainment complexes and so.

Back then, remember, crude was hitting historical lows in constant dollars, selling below US$ 9.00 for quite a time. Then, many countries switched to a scheme of fixed levies on gas, which makes sense IMO, but Britain went a little further and, in a tricky move, scheduled the gas levy to increase above the inflation for 7 or 8 years, and to increase faster when before-taxes prices felt. As a result of the downward trend of crude prices, gas taxes ballooned in Britain.

Most of those gas taxes were diverted to expensive rail projects and to cover rail franchise losses in the ill-designed PPP schemes, instead of being invested where they should: on motorways.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1076
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Gas price in the Netherlands.

Diesel 1.189
Euro 95 (gasoline): 1.529

or in USD / gallon:

Diesel $ 5.67
Gas: $ 7.29
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Old July 13th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #1077
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Poland:

Pb 95 - 1,45 $ (per liter)
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #1078
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Gas price in the Netherlands.

Diesel 1.189
Euro 95 (gasoline): 1.529

or in USD / gallon:

Diesel $ 5.67
Gas: $ 7.29
difference diesel/gas. Gas should be at €1.259/l at much... If that price difference were in Spain then we would have gas at €1.50/l. So I would drop "my" gasoline car and I would buy a diesel one if I go to the "low countries".
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #1079
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I remember gasoline marked as $1.09 a gallon in Roanoke. (I also remember the same gas station being closed, and then being rebuilt as a car service shop)

Virginia's gas tax is $0.38 per gallon of gasoline and $0.44 per gallon of diesel, plus a $0.006 per gallon petroleum storage tank fee and 2% sales tax on motor fuels in localities that are part of the Northern Virginia Transportation District. Not to mention that when gas stations say that gas is $1.09 a gallon - or any other price - that's not including a little tiny 9 at the end that they've conveniently shrunk so you can't see that it's actually almost a full cent more per gallon than you think.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #1080
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I think, the prices on this petrol station are sort of bargain comparing to others on the way from Poland to Northern France. Usually, 95 petrol sold on stations along motorways in Germany, is 10 cents higher. This station is located in Dortmund by B1, road connecting motorways A40 with A44.

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