Refineries produce a more expensive fuel blend during the summer to cut down on smog during hot months. Stations nationwide will start selling a less-expensive winter fuel usually by mid September, which on average means that winter gasoline is less expensive than summer gasoline.
Carbon Taxes on Transportation Fuels
If excise and road taxes were converted to carbon taxes how much would drivers be paying? Will Pack and Steven Lee have a short note estimating the implicit carbon tax already in place for transportation fuels. Any program to impose carbon taxes will have to consider that some fuels are already paying taxes. A copy of the EPRINC note can be found here.
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