Don’t forget the sales tax (8% in San Diego
County and higher in other counties)that is applied on the exise tax. Yes, we pay taxes on taxes. When gasoline prices go up the sales tax revenue to the state goes up. We are paying about 70 cents of taxes on every gallon of gasoline in California. The brain dead voters here blame it all on the evil oil companies.
I do a lot of shopping in SD to avoid the 9% sales tax where I live in El Cajon. I can't always do that as the tax rate for larger purchases is based on your address. I paid an extra $200 in taxes on my car. That in addition to the sales tax already paid simply because I live in EC.