JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Tuesday, the executive director of the Missouri Propane Gas Association released a statement clarifying that the ballot measure to increase the state’s motor fuel tax will not effect residential propane.
“Missouri marketers may be getting questions from customers regarding language contained in the Proposition D ballot question. This is the proposed change to state law to increase motor fuel taxes to generate an estimated $288 million for road repair and other uses,” Steve Ahrens, the executive director of the Missouri Propane Gas Association, stated.
“The measure will bump the current 17-cent state fuel tax on gas and diesel in yearly increments until it reaches 27 cents per gallon in 2022. Alternative fuels used to propel motor vehicles, such as compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas and propane, will also see a corresponding increase. Our understanding is that the current decal system will continue to be an option for state-based fleets that use alternative fuel.
“In any case, there will be NO state tax on propane for domestic (residential) use under Proposition D.”