Georgia General Assembly Passes Liquefied Natural Gas Tax Legislation


The Georgia State Senate has passed legislation that will allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) that is used as a transportation fuel to be subject to a state motor fuel tax of $0.075/gallon. The state's House passed the bill earlier this month, and it will now go to Gov. Nathan Deal for signature or veto.

H.B.371 specifies that the tax will be imposed upon fuel distributors per gallon ‘in accordance with and measured by the nearest power potential equivalent to that of one gallon of regular-grade gasoline.’

Compressed natural gas (CNG) that is used in cars and trucks is already taxed as a motor vehicle fuel in Georgia.

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