Three Questions for Mr. Mystery Surcharge

May 24, 2024


Politco interviews Severin Borenstein, Energy Institute Faculty Director, on the causes and implications of the investigations into California’s high gas prices relative to other parts of the US.

“Borenstein coined the term“mystery gasoline surcharge” in 2017 to describe the remaining difference between gas prices in California and other states after accounting for the $1-per-gallon effect of state taxes and fees.”