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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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STATE GAS TAXES

Profile AmericaFriday, August 29thA perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. Some discussion centers on the amount of taxes paid at the pump, as state taxes on fuels vary widely. The highest state tax plus fees on gasoline is 50.5 cents per gallon, levied in New York, while Connecticut imposes a 54.5 cent tax on diesel. Nationally, the lowest state taxes and fees on both is around 4.5 cents per gallon, the rate in Alaska. Across the country, there are 114,000 places to fill your tank — about 100,000 fewer than in 1967. Nearly 86 percent of today's gas stations are connected with convenience stores. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overview/industry-economics/~/media/Files/Statistics/StateMotorFuel-OnePagers-July2014.pdf
http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas-overview/industry-economics/~/media/Files/Statistics/State-Motor-Fuel-Taxes-Report-July-2014.pdf
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 447
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 44711
http://www.census.gov/econ/industry/hierarchy/i447110.htm -- computed 80%

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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