map placeholder
Hover overClick on a tile for details.

Gas Taxes by State 2022

All states have taxes. Some states have significantly higher taxes than other states. Types of taxes include: property taxes, income taxes, and sales and excise tax. A gas tax, or fuel tax, is an excise tax imposed on the sale of fuel. Gas tax is different for gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, and jet fuel. In the United States, the federal motor fuel tax rates are: gasoline tax: $0.184/gallon, diesel tax: $0.244/gallon, aviation fuel tax: $0.194/gallon, and jet fuel tax: $0.219/gallon. This article focuses on gasoline and diesel taxes.

Gas Taxes by State

The average gas tax by the state is 29.15 cents per gallon. Twenty-three states have gas taxes higher than that average, and 27 states have gas taxes lower than that average. This means that the gas tax is relatively well distributed throughout the U.S.—it skewed only slightly toward states with lower taxes. The Gas Tax by state ranges from $0.0895 in Alaska to $0.586 in Pennsylvania. The five states with the highest gas taxes are:

  1. Pennsylvania ($0.586)
  2. California ($0.533)
  3. Washington ($0.519952)
  4. New Jersey ($0.414)
  5. New York ($0.4045)

The average gas tax by state is $0.2885 per gallon. Twenty-three states have gas taxes higher than average, and 27 states and D.C. have gas taxes lower than average. This means that the gas tax is relatively well distributed throughout the U.S. and it is only slightly skewed toward states with lower taxes. The five states with the lowest gas taxes are:

  1. Alaska ($0.0895)
  2. Hawaii ($0.16)
  3. Virginia ($162)
  4. Missouri ($0.1742)
  5. Mississippi ($0.184)

Diesel Tax by State

Alaska also has the lowest diesel tax at $0.0895, and Pennsylvania also has the highest diesel tax at $0.741. The five states with the highest diesel tax are:

  1. Pennsylvania ($0.741)
  2. California ($0.68)
  3. Washington ($0.519952)
  4. Indiana ($0.49)
  5. New Jersey ($0.485)

The average diesel tax by state is $0.3119, higher than the average gas tax. Twenty-two states have diesel taxes higher than the average, and 28 states and D.C. have diesel taxes lower than the average.

Here are the 10 states with the highest gas taxes:

  1. Pennsylvania (0.586 cents)
  2. California (0.533 cents)
  3. Washington (0.519952 cents)
  4. New Jersey (0.414 cents)
  5. New York (0.4045 cents)
  6. Illinois (0.391 cents)
  7. Ohio (0.385 cents)
  8. Maryland (0.368905 cents)
  9. North Carolina (0.3635 cents)
  10. Oregon (0.36 cents)

Gas Taxes by State 2022

State Gasoline State Tax (US cents per gallon) Diesel State Tax (US cents per gallon)
Pennsylvania0.5860.741
California0.5330.68
Washington0.5199520.519952
New Jersey0.4140.485
New York0.40450.3865
Illinois0.3910.466
Ohio0.3850.47
Maryland0.3689050.376405
North Carolina0.36350.3635
Oregon0.360.36
West Virginia0.3570.357
Rhode Island0.35120.3512
Florida0.343960.35271
Idaho0.330.33
Wisconsin0.3290.329
Montana0.32750.302
Utah0.31750.3175
Maine0.314040.3187
Vermont0.30730.32
Nebraska0.3060.296
Iowa0.3050.325
Indiana0.30.49
South Dakota0.30.3
Minnesota0.2860.286
Georgia0.2790.313
Tennessee0.2740.284
Michigan0.2630.263
Kentucky0.260.23
Connecticut0.250.465
Arkansas0.2480.288
Kansas0.24030.2603
Alabama0.240.2575
Massachusetts0.240.24
Wyoming0.240.24
New Hampshire0.238250.23825
Nevada0.238050.2775
Colorado0.23250.20625
North Dakota0.230250.23025
Delaware0.230.22
South Carolina0.22750.2275
Louisiana0.201250.20125
Oklahoma0.20.2
Texas0.20.2
Arizona0.190.27
New Mexico0.188750.22875
Mississippi0.1840.184
Missouri0.17420.1742
Virginia0.1620.202
Hawaii0.160.16
Alaska0.08950.0895

Gas Taxes by State 2022

Sources