Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011

Use Fuel Tax Law


Section 8651.6

8651.6. Rate; natural gas. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 8651 and 8651.5, on or after January 1, 1971, the excise tax imposed upon natural gas shall be at the rate of seven cents ($0.07) for each 100 cubic feet of compressed natural gas used, measured at standard pressure and temperature, and at a rate of six cents ($0.06) for each gallon of liquid natural gas used. All references in this code to Section 8651 shall, with respect to the rate imposed upon natural gas on or after January 1, 1971, also refer to this section. Neither the tax imposed by this section nor the tax imposed by Section 8651 shall apply to the use of compressed natural gas or liquid natural gas used in a vehicle during any period of time for which the owner or operator of the vehicle has paid the annual flat rate fuel tax as provided in Section 8651.7.

History.—Added by Stats. 1970, p. 2997, in effect November 23, 1970. Stats. 1975, Ch. 807, operative January 1, 1976, added sentence referring to Section 8651.7.