2007 ORS 319.530¹
Imposition of tax
  • rate

(1) To compensate this state partially for the use of its highways, an excise tax hereby is imposed at the rate of 24 cents per gallon on the use of fuel in a motor vehicle. Except as otherwise provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, 100 cubic feet of fuel used or sold in a gaseous state, measured at 14.73 pounds per square inch of pressure at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, is taxable at the same rate as a gallon of liquid fuel.

(2) One hundred twenty cubic feet of compressed natural gas used or sold in a gaseous state, measured at 14.73 pounds per square inch of pressure at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, is taxable at the same rate as a gallon of liquid fuel.

(3) One and three-tenths liquid gallons of propane at 60 degrees Fahrenheit is taxable at the same rate as a gallon of other liquid fuel. [Amended by 1959 c.188 §2; 1967 c.463 §2; 1981 c.698 §2; 1981 c.703 §2; 1983 c.727 §§2,6; 1985 c.209 §13; 1987 c.899 §§9,11,15; 1989 c.865 §2; 1991 c.497 §§8,9; 1995 c.311 §1]

Chapter 319

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability to "license" tax of exemp­tions from fuel tax and refund of taxes paid, (1974) Vol 37, p 229

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 319—Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Fuel Taxes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­319.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 319, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­319ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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