California’s Gas Tax Is Going Up Again. You Should Be Pleased.

June 2020

Los Angeles Times

Severin Borenstein, Energy Institute Faculty Director, discusses gas tax increases with the Los Angeles Times; sharing that prior to COVID-19, the average gas use in California would normally amount to one gallon a day.

“Severin Borenstein, a professor of business administration and public policy at UC Berkeley and one of the state’s most highly regarded energy experts, noted that the average Californian represented use of about one gallon of gas a day prior to the pandemic, including consumption by businesses that serve us…So this tax increase will cost the typical family of four 13 cents per day or $4 per month,” he said. “That’s not nothing, but compared to all of the other costs of living in California, it’s not a lot.”

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