Such a tax would be passed on to heating oil as well.
I would not put it past Republicans to get right on board at the end of the day.
Building roads a bridges and infrastructure projects should be much cheaper right now with the decrease in the cost of oil.
When you increase the price of oil through this tax then all these other things become more expensive again. Even food increases in price. What you end up with is a giant circle Jerk with Uncle Sam Stealing there cut directly from the American consumer. And the consumer getting nothing but poorer.