Berlin's Oil Bonanza Hefty Gas Taxes Fill Up Germany's Coffers

Over half of the price of gas in Germany -- or roughly 40 billion euros each year -- goes straight into federal coffers. These taxes are steeper than almost anywhere else in Europe, but they don't go toward the environmental goals used to justify them.
Over half of what Germans pay for gas goes to the federal government.

Over half of what Germans pay for gas goes to the federal government.

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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