Table 11 - Fuel Prices and Percent Taxes in European Countries

Table 11 - Fuel Prices and Percent Taxes in European Countries

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Country Percent taxesa Tax Price per gallonb
United Kingdom 76.8 3.295  $4.29
Netherlands 68.4 2.708  $3.96
France 72.7 2.661  $3.66
Italy 67.7 2.464  $3.64
Germany 70.7 2.418  $3.42
USA 24.1 0.419  $1.74
USA (Recommended) 47.3 1.563c $3.30

aGas tax as a percentage of retail price of gallon of gas
bRetail price per gallon of premium leaded as of September 2000
cTax amount includes federal tax plus our recommended state fuel tax, $1.247, instead of the current state fuel tax of $0.1038 per gallon

Source: International Energy Source, National Energy Information Center, Quoted in The Detroit News 9/20/2000.