“New York ranked first in gas taxes, slightly higher than California and Connecticut, according to January figures compiled by the American Petroleum Institute. The institute uses weighted averages based on fuel prices and population. Fifteen states charge more than the national average of 48.8 cents per gallon in taxes. On average, New Yorkers paid seven separate taxes totaling 67.4 cents a gallon, a figure from the Petroleum Institute that was more than twice as steep as neighboring New Jersey.”
No wonder folks like Stephen Lester of Dobbs Ferry make a weekly trip to New Jersey to fill up.
( John Rousseau chats about the rise in gas prices as he fills up a service station in White Plains April 5, 2012. ( Matthew Brown/The Journal News )