- The NRDC analysis showed that oil dependence affects all states, but some drivers are hit harder economically than others.
- By promoting clean vehicle and fuel technologies as well as transportation alternatives, states can reduce oil dependence. These measures can, in turn, create clean energy jobs, reduce vulnerability to fuel price hikes, and lessen air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
- As of 2008 fifteen states have adopted â€œclean carâ€ standards.
- Thirty states have policies mandating stronger fuel efficiency standards for the state fleet.
- 51% of the price of gasoline comes from the crude oil, 23% comes from federal and state taxes, 15% comes from refining costs and profits, and 12% comes from distribution and marketing.
Top 5 facts sources: a. Natural Resources Defense Council report: Ranking States' Oil Vulnerability and Solutions for Change, b. U.S. Energy information administration.