Oregon gas tax going up

What you pay at the pumps in Curry County and across Oregon increases in the new year ahead.

The second of four planned hikes in the Oregon gas tax goes into effect Jan. 1.

That increase is part of House Bill 2017, the Keep Oregon Moving legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017.

Gas Tax Increase Schedule

•  $.04 - Jan. 1, 2018

•  $.02 – Jan. 1, 2020

•  $.02 – Jan. 1, 2022

•  $.02 – Jan. 1, 2024

This increase would raise the Oregon gas tax from 34 to 36 cents a gallon. The current federal tax is 18.4 cents a gallon.

Oregon’s counties and cities are allowed to add their own local gas tax as well.

At full implementation in 2024, Oregon’s gas tax will be 40 cents a gallon.

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