Second Quarter 2000 Gasoline Usage Increases

NR# 53-G
Date: September 19, 2000
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Second Quarter 2000 Gasoline Usage Increases

The State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that gasoline usage during the second quarter 2000 (April, May, and June) increased by 3.03 percent in California compared to the same quarter in 1999, and increased by 8.26 percent compared to the first quarter 2000.

Gasoline distribution in California for the second quarter 2000 totaled 3.774 billion gallons compared to 3.663 billion gallons in the second quarter 1999.

The BOE administers the Motor Vehicle Fuel License Tax that generates approximately $2 billion annually for state and local road construction and maintenance. Gasoline distribution for the second quarter 2000 yielded some $679.3 million in revenue from the 18-cent-per-gallon tax. In the second quarter of 1999, revenue totaled about $659.4 million.

The data is compiled by the BOE from the sales of gasoline distributors to brokers and retailers.

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(Gross taxable gasoline figures are enclosed)