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Ohio Ballot Measure Results
- Liquid natural gas (LNG) converted to DGE, and charged at the state’s motor fuel tax rate.
- DGE: 6.06 pounds of LNG equals 1 gallon of motor fuel, unless the national conference on weights and measures adopts a different standard.
Other: Motor fuel supplier tax on supplies, measured by the supplier’s calculated gross receipts:
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): Multiply the total number of gallons first sold within Ohio during the tax period by the average wholesale price of a gallon of propane for the calendar quarter that began six months prior to the upcoming calendar quarter.
- Motor fuel not gasoline or propane: Multiply the total number of gallons of motor fuel first sold within Ohio by a supplier during the tax period by the average wholesale price of a gallon of diesel fuel for the calendar quarter that began six months prior to the upcoming calendar quarter.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Commercial activity tax (3 cents-per-gallon).
*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.