Diesel Fuel Taxes and Prices

Connecticut has the highest state taxes on diesel fuel in the United States. Even with that, has only the second highest diesel prices in the region. However, if you subtract the state and federal taxes from average state prices across this region - then Connecticut's diesel prices are no higher than anywhere else. Connecticut's ranking for having the second highest diesel fuel prices are due only to Connecticut's highest diesel fuel taxes - and those taxes went up July 1, 2011 by 6.6c a gallon and went up another 5c a gallon July 1, 2012

 

State
State Excise Tax
Other State Taxes
Federal Tax
Total Taxes Per Gallon
AAA Average Retail Price/Diesel Fuel - 7/2/14
Retail Price Minus Government Taxes
NY
$0.0850
$0.3230
$0.2440
$0.6520
$4.29
$3.64
CT**
$0.5450
$0.2440
$0.7890
$4.34
$3.55
RI
$0.3000
$0.0100
$0.2440
$0.5540
$4.02
$3.47
VT
$0.2500
$0.0400
$0.2440
$0.5340
$4.06
$3.52
MA
$0.2100
$0.0250
$0.2440
$0.4790
$4.01
$3.53
ME
$0.3070
$0.0700
$0.2440
$0.6210
$3.99
$3.37
NH
$0.1800
$0.0160
$0.2440
$0.4400
$3.91
$3.47
NJ
$0.1350
$0.0400
$0.2440
$0.4190
$3.77
$3.35



NOTES:
**Connecticut abolished the Petroleum Gross Receipts Tax [GRT] on diesel fuel effective July 1, 2007. However, at the same time Connecticut enacted a provision in the tax law that allows the CT Dept. of Revenue Services to "look back" at the end of each fiscal year and see what the GRT would have raised, had it been in effect, and add that amount to the CT Diesel Excise Tax.

CT DRS announced on May 25, 2012 that the CT diesel excise tax rate goes up from 46.2c to 51.2c effective July 1, 2012. The CT DRS guidance is HERE
CT DRS announced on June 10, 2011 that the CT diesel excise tax rate goes up from 39.6c to 46.2c effective July 1, 2011. The CT DRS guidance is HERE
CT DRS announced on May 25, 2010 that the CT diesel excise tax goes down from 45.1c per gallon to 39.6c per gallon effective July 1, 2010. The CT DRS guidance is HERE
CT DRS announced on June 15, 2009 that the CT diesel excise tax goes up from 43.4c to 45.1c per gallon effective July 1, 2009. The CT DRS guidance is HERE