Nation's Highest State Gas Taxes in New York, California

June 28, 2013 - 3:16 PM

 

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(CNSNews.com) --  A map released Monday by the Tax Foundation listing the state gasoline tax rates of all 50 states and the District of Columbia shows that New York's 50.6 cents per gallon tax is the highest in the U.S., with California second at 48.7 cents per gallon.

The state gasoline tax that Americans pay at the pump is in addition to the national gasoline tax, which is set at 18.7 cents per gallon for regular gasoline.

Based on calculations by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the top ten sates are:

1. New York - 50.6 cents/gallons

2. California - 48.7 cents/gallons

3. Hawaii - 47.1 cents/gallons

4. Connecticut - 45 cents/gallons

5. Illinois - 39.1 cents/gallon

6. Michigan - 38.7 cents/gallon

7. Indiana - 38 cents/gallon

8. North Carolina - 37.8 cents/gallon

9. Washington - 37.5 cents/gallon

10. Florida - 35.5 cents/gallon

Sixty percent of the top ten states have Democratic governors. Forty percent - Florida, Indiana, Michigan, and North Carolina - have Republican governors.

The ten states with the lowest state gas tax rates are:

40. Virginia - 19.9 cents/gallon

41. New Hampshire - 19.6 cents/gallon

42. Arizona - 19 cents/gallon

43. New Mexico - 18.9 cents/gallon

44. Mississippi - 18.8 cents/gallon

45. Missouri - 17.3 cents/gallon

46. Oklahoma - 17 cents/gallon

47. South Carolina - 16.8 cents/gallon

48. New Jersey - 14.5 cents/gallon

49. Wyoming - 14 cents/gallon

50. Alaska - 8 cents/gallon

In contrast to the top ten, 80 percent of states with the lowest state gas taxes have Republican governors. Only 20 percent of the bottom ten have Democratic governors: Missouri and New Hampshire.