It’s official.  Motorists filling up in Broome County starting in June will be paying no more than three dollars in county tax on gasoline.

The Broome County Legislature April 28 voted unanimously for a temporary gas tax cap to help reign in the sky-rocketing price of fuel through December 1.

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New York State eliminated its tax on gas for the period, which is estimated to save 16-cents a gallon.

Broome officials say, the county cap, that is estimated to save about four-cents a gallon, combined with the state’s tax suspension, could save about 20-cents on each gallon.

Officials point out: the cost of filling up can still go up since governments don’t control the market price of fuel, but they can control how much money is tacked on in local and state taxes.

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The federal government is also looking at measures to control the cost of petroleum.

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar (D-Port Dickinson), meanwhile, has said the county has enough money in the budget to pay for the road repairs and other infrastructure projects normally funded through gas tax revenues.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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