California Gas Taxes Are Going Up Again. Here’s How Much You’ll Have to Pay

California’s gasoline taxes are going up again Saturday.

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That means there’s little hope that the price at the pump, already more than $1.25 above the national average, will come down soon.

There is a possibility the per-gallon price will drop 10 to 25 cents by Labor Day, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, as supplies increase.

But prices drop only “if nothing happens” that would tighten supply. And stuff often happens. Refineries can shut down for various reasons. Demand spikes. Bad weather affects infrastructure.

De Haan was less concerned about the overall impact on prices of the increase in the state gasoline tax, which goes up 4 cents a gallon to 57.9 cents on Saturday. That’s nearly double the state gasoline tax rate nationwide, which is about 30 cents, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found.

The increase is an inflation adjustment required each summer under 2017 legislation that helps pay for road construction and maintenance.

Two-thirds of the money from the gasoline and diesel fuels tax goes to state highway programs, while the rest goes to cities and counties to help with local street and road maintenance and construction.

Republicans in the California Assembly tried to delay the tax increase for a year but the effort failed Tuesday.

GOP lawmakers warned that the higher gasoline prices will rippled through the economy.

“Pushing the gas tax even higher means families will have fewer opportunities and less food on their table,” said Assemblywoman Laurie Davies, R-Laguna Niguel, who pushed the amendment for the delay. “That is not the California I want to live in”

As of Wednesday, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California averaged $4.83, according to AAA.

In Sacramento, the average was $4.73. Other averages Wednesday in metropolitan areas: Fresno, $4.77; Modesto, $4.63; Merced, $4.75, San Luis Obispo, $5.12.

The national average Wednesday was $3.56.

Click here to read the full article in the Sacramento Be VIA Yahoo News

Comments

  1. Sick of CA idiots says

    So – the idiots in CA make roads so wide, the other idiots amuse themselves by making donuts in the intersections AND the middle of the streets. SO – what do these idiots in gov do??? They put a bunch of sticks in the intersections, call it a circle, ugliest thing ya ever did see!!!!

    People – they are destroying our cities, destroying our suburbs, AND destroying our way of life. VOTE THE TURDS OUT!!!!!!

    • Sorry not going to happen. The Ds have rigged the system. No matter how many votes the Rs get…The Ds always get more. You win when you cheat, lie and steal.

  2. Recall Newsom.

    • Not just recall him but have him arrested for treason for transacting with the CCP, and military tribunal at GITMO!

    • Robin Itzler - Patriot Neighbors says

      Jim, we tried recalling Gavin Newsom, but the “wise” people of California decided they wanted to continue with a failure.

  3. Doesn’t it seem like every day there’s a new reason to leave California?

  4. Good thing Newsom is stupid. He could have made presidential election points by nullifying the tax increase.
    Do not forget there is no way to stop Sacramento from shifting gas tax money into social services.

  5. This increase in the gasoline tax is supposed to be spent on highways as well as on local streets and road for maintenance! What a joke — there are still potholes on all too many roads. The Dems will figure a way to divert the funds to their pet projects.
    Yes, Robin is correct — recall effort to get rid of Newsom failed. The Dem Secy of State disallowed enough petitions for “signature problems” to assure that he would remain in office. He wants to be President, so God help all of America if that should come to pass!

  6. Doc Roberts says

    Are they going to charge the assholes who drive electric vehicles more also. There cars do far more damage to roads than regular automobiles.

  7. This is what happens when FRAUD FILLED ELECTIONS KEEPS ONE PARTY(FASCISTS NAZI DEMOSHITS) IN POWER WITH NO FEAR OF BEING VOTED OUT OF OFFICE…..FRAUD FILLED ELECTIONS IS WHAT KEEPS DEMOCRATS IN POWER….MAIL IN BALLOTS WITH NO SIGNATURE BY ILLEGAL MEXICANS VOTING TO KEEP THE FREE BENEFITS. A REVOLUTION IS WHAT IS NEEDED IN CALIFORNIA, OPEN REVOLT……..CIVIL WAR IS COMING

    • Cal Richards says

      And they will be knocking on YOUR door first!

      Why is it that whenever someone with a political point to make dumbs themselves down by name calling?

      Can it be that the person doing the name calling really has no facts and believes lies fed to them by questionable news sources?

      If you want anyone to take you seriously, post something intelligent and stop the name calling, it makes you look childish and having a low IQ.

      Cal

  8. This is only the State excise tax.

    For every gallon of gas in California, we pay:

    57.9 cents in state excise tax: among the highest in the nation
    23 cents for California’s cap-and-trade program to lower greenhouse gas emissions
    18 cents for the state’s low-carbon fuel programs
    2 cents for underground gas storage fees
    49.5 cents based on my 10.25% ( 7.25 to 10.25% sales tax on each dollar of fuel)
    $1.50 in Just Ca taxes

    18.4 cents in federal excise tax

    $1.68.4 taxes state and Fed

    up to a full 35% of the pump price in tax

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