Trying to unpack California’s mystery gasoline surcharge

“To review the basics, so far this year California’s gas price has been about 80 cents a gallon above the average of all other states. Part of that difference is due to higher taxes. And part is our cleaner-burning fuel – adopted in 1996 to cut unhealthy smog – which costs more to make. But there’s also a mystery surcharge on California gas: In the past few years, the price gap with other states has jumped much more than costs and taxes can explain.”

Click here to read more from Energy Institute at Haas.

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