Gasoline taxes in the United States were a small share of the cost of gasoline in the fourth quarter of 2017. Of the countries listed below, the United States had the lowest gasoline price ($2.42/gallon) and the lowest percentage of taxes (22%). Over 60% of the cost of gasoline in France, Germany, and the U.K. was for taxes.
Notes: Prices represent the retail prices (including taxes) for regular unleaded gasoline, except for Korea, France, Germany and the United Kingdom which are premium unleaded gasoline. NA = not available.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 37, ORNL/TM-2018/198, January 2019, Figure 10.2.
[Original source: International Energy Agency, Energy Prices & Taxes, Fourth Quarter, 2017, Paris, France, 2018.]