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Wisconsin Ballot Measure Results
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): 22.6 cents-per-gallon
- Compressed natural gas (CNG): 24.7 cents-per-GGE
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 19.7 cents-per- GGE
The tax rate for alternate fuels (CNG, LNG, and LPG) is determined by dividing BTUs in one gallon of the alternate fuel by the BTUs in 1 gallon of gasoline. This ratio is then multiplied by the Wisconsin tax on 1 gallon of gasoline (currently 30.9 cents-per-gallon).
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum inspection fee (2 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.