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
Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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