Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association
At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.
Combined with the federal tax, Chris Herb of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association said the total amounts to nearly 76 cents a gallon, making it the highest diesel tax in the nation.
Weather forecasts predict a relatively mild winter. Despite that, the prediction from the Department of Energy is that the price of crude oil will move up, translating into higher home heating costs.
Among those not happy to see an almost 7 cent a gallon hike in the diesel excise tax in Connecticut are gasoline retailers.
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