Tag Archives: Gas/Fuel Taxes or Prices

Gas tax increase begins New Year’s Day

The second of four increases in the gas tax goes into effect Jan. 1. The increase is part of House Bill 2017, the “Keep Oregon Moving” act the Oregon Legislature passed in 2017. This is the second 4-cents-per-gallon increase. The first went into effect in 2018. Source: Gas tax increase begins New Year’s Day | […]
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Oregon’s gas tax increasing two cents in 2020

Starting in 2020, Oregon’s gas tax will be increasing by two cents to 36 cents for every gallon. It’s the second of four planned increases, approved by lawmakers in 2017. The estimated $60 million raised will go to Oregon cities and counties, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. By 2024, the gas tax will be […]
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New license fees confusing but needed

Expect some confusion at the DMV when you go to renew your vehicle license next year. That’s because Oregon is shifting to a mileage-based fee schedule. If you think you’ll pay more if you drive a gas-guzzler, think again. The lowest-mileage vehicles will pay the least, and owners of high-mileage hybrids and electric vehicles will […]
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Fuel-efficient cars will no longer help drivers avoid road fees

January 2020 marks the beginning of a new era in the way Oregon drivers pay for maintenance of their roads and highways. Fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, which have driven a wedge in recent years into the state’s gas tax-fed Highway Fund, will be subject to increased registration fees approved by the Oregon Legislature that are […]
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Registration fees for eco-friendly cars set to rise under new Oregon law

-If you own a high mile-per-gallon hybrid car or electric vehicle in Oregon, grab for your wallet. Vehicle registration fees are set to climb in Oregon, starting in January. The rise of high mileage hybrid and electric cars has meant less gas tax money flowing to state coffers, so the legislature passed a sweeping transportation […]
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AAA: Oregon leads the nation in gas price jump for second straight week

PORTLAND, Ore. – For the second week in a row, gas prices in Oregon have jumped more than any other state. AAA says tightening supplies, refinery maintenance, and some unplanned outages are causing price volatility across the country. They say drivers can expect a roller coaster ride at the pumps for the next couple of […]
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Timber families protest climate bills at Oregon Capitol

Timber families protest climate bills at Oregon Capitol. A fleet of about three dozen logging trucks converged on the state fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Wednesday as part of a demonstration by dozens of loggers, millers, truckers and their families who continued to the state Capitol steps to protest two climate bills they say will devastate […]
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Editorial: Don’t limit carbon tax rebates

As the Oregon Legislature runs pell-mell toward imposing huge new taxes on gasoline, it’s also working to carve out exceptions for a lucky few. It shouldn’t be that way. Instead, as the state pushes lower carbon emissions with the taxes, it should rebate what it collects to all the Oregonians who will have no recourse […]
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Editorial: Sign up for a better green deal for Oregonians

The cost of Oregon’s green goodness will come at the pump. To get Oregonians to use less fuel, House Bill 2020 raises its price. The carbon reduction bill — seemingly destined to become law — is expected to raise the price of gas in the state by about 21 cents in 2021. That won’t be […]
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Oregon Legislative Economist Says Cap and Trade Bill Will Gut The Gas Tax That Pays for Transportation Projects

As Oregon shifts from gasoline powered to electric vehicles, lawmakers will have to replace billions of dollars in lost revenue. As lawmakers move toward passage of the a long-debated carbon emissions reduction bill—cap and trade for short—state Rep. Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay) asked a legislative economist an important question: What will happen to gas tax […]
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