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NY Assembly looks to restrict gasoline wholesalers, retailers from 'zone pricing'

GasBuddy Blog -- We're all seeing lower gas prices but in New York the state average is still well above the rest of the country, and in the NY metro area, prices are even higher. They always are.

Only one state in the country taxes gasoline higher than NY's 67.4 cents per gallon (that's Connecticut's $0.71) so it's always frustrating for residents in the NY metro area to see their neighbors in New Jersey pay less than half the taxes they pay. NJ fuel taxes are 32.9 cents per gallon.

We bring this up because when we hear legislators talk about "defending the consumers' right to fair gas prices" we can't help but think that excessive taxation is probably the best place to start.

In New York nobody's talking about reducing gas...


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Submitted Jun 23, 2012 By: PD
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2012 9:56:00 PM

a thought ...
niceguytx
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 12:50:41 PM

I like that idea, as they are soaking the rich.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 11:05:46 PM

LOL take 17 cents off the gas tax
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 12:28:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 12:23:36 PM

What? You've got to be kidding...
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 8:24:13 PM

When I liven in NYC that's why I filled my tank whenever I went shopping in Jersey
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 3:57:34 PM

That's bogus, just like Oregon prices.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 2:22:43 PM

They are so concerned about helping the consumer... they tax the highest in the nation... yep
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:56:57 PM

just leave our prices alone
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:53:49 PM

More government interference.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:52:30 PM

PD, please post something new. Maybe even something with national significance.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:51:28 PM

Old story AGAIN!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:51:11 PM

will it help
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:50:47 PM

New York City! The city that wants to legalize all kinds of illegal drugs and needles, but wants to arrest you for selling a 32oz Big Gulp or drinking one!!
NYC officials have been sniffing to much sewer gas!!
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It looks like there will have to be a revolution in order to get the government out of our lives. Hate to even think that but one day it will have to happen.
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yes
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:47:43 PM

WBBNC, the reason NY and NC have higher gas taxes is because of the State Dem Congress and governors. You know the old saying "Tax & Spend Democrats" and its the gospel truth.
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OK
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:44:58 PM

Good luck regulating that...
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Gas tax is higher than sales tax in all most all states.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:42:46 PM

There's the same situation in NC: SC has much lower gas price. It makes you think to move there for just that reason
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:42:41 PM

sucks to live in New York
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We know they bend,unfortunately not over backard for us.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:39:30 PM

Being on the West Coast, enduring the California and Nevada tax structures in combination, I would have to agree. Governmental taxation has a lot to do with the high fuel prices.
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Government regulating prices -- that's a scary thought.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:38:42 PM

I don't mind zone pricing so much. That's capitalism. They're charging what the market will bear. If they thought they couldn't sell as much gas at that price, they would lower the price. I just get gas somewhere else if I think the price is too high. Fortunately the cheapest in town is usually the one near my house.

It seems to me the politicians are trying to deflect criticism away from themselves.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:36:40 PM

How about some new news?
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ok
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We aren't subjects and BO doesn't get to reward millions of illegal aliens for breaking laws without congressional approval.
The "dream" (nightmare) act was already shot down. BO is just trying to find new voters after people are starting to wise up like in Wisconsin.
Anyone else 2012!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:31:09 PM

Everything in NY is taxed to death and over priced. Why would you expect anything else from fuel?
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3rd day for this story
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:29:23 PM

Fox News reports that Governor of NY is seriously considering using his National Guard to invade neighbouring NJ because of gasoline tax difference.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:27:42 PM

Everything in NY is taxed
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Government "protection" is costly to everyone.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:26:35 PM

Wasn't this posted last week?
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:25:55 PM

Like that will work!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:25:25 PM

oh really...
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so
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I like it!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:18:53 PM

Just one of many reasons I left upstate NY years ago,TAXES TAXES TAXES Civicdutie said it all.

[Edited by: sandman0_0 at 6/25/2012 2:18:47 PM EST]
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What ever happened to Free Commerce or was that something they left out during the Revolunary War?
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We get so boned here in the good ole state of NY.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:14:19 PM

Doesn't seem fair!
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Tax, tax, tax!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1:09:46 PM

While NY practices "ZONE" Taxing. Give me a break.
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Ancient news!
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yeatok
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should be everywhere
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 12:59:19 PM

NY always has a better idea. Now when the fuels are not available because they lose money, who will step in?
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 12:57:44 PM

Maybe New York should LOWER its taxes!
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