America's Low Gas Tax

America's Low Gas Tax

The Economist takes OECD data to compare U.S. gas tax rates to those of other countries with advanced economies. Most such countries have gas taxes that are much higher than taxes on other sources of energy. The U.S., however, taxes gas at a very low rate relative to some of its peer countries:

This graphic indicates that low gas taxes are a North American phenomenon.

Joseph Lawler is editor of RealClearPolicy. He can be reached by email or on twitter.

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