Transport fuel tax

Name of policy Transport fuel tax
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United States of America
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Energy and other taxes
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
    • Light duty vehicles
Policy description In the United States, excise duties are levied on automotive fuels and fuels used in non-commercial domestic marine navigation. Biofuels are also taxed at the same rates as for fossil fuels with which biofuels are blended.
Policy type
  • Changing activity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/taxation/taxing-energy-use/united-states_9789264183933-38-en
Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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