Natural Gas Laws and Incentives in New Hampshire
The list below contains summaries of all New Hampshire laws and incentives related to natural gas.
Laws and Regulations
Alternative Fuel Dealer License
Any person who sells natural gas and propane on which the road tax has not been paid and who is not licensed and bonded must become licensed through the New Hampshire Department of Safety. The alternative fuel dealer must collect and remit road taxes and will be subject to a penalty for noncompliance. Failure to obtain a license and demonstrate compliance may result in fines and loss of the license, respectively. (Reference New Hampshire Revised Statutes 260:36, 260:38, and 260:40)
Alternative Fuels Road Tax
Alternative fuels including, but not limited to, natural gas or propane sold by a licensed alternative fuel dealer and used in on-road vehicles is subject to a $0.222 per gallon equivalent road tax. The New Hampshire Department of Safety will define rules for the applicable conversion rates for natural gas and propane based on nationally recognized standards for weights and measures. Certain exemptions apply, including sales to government entities, between duly licensed distributors, and sales of exported motor fuel. For taxation purposes, electricity is not considered an alternative fuel. For more information, see the Road Toll Bureau website. (Reference New Hampshire Revised Statutes 259:3-d, 259:58-b, 260:32c, 260:47, and 260:52)
State Energy Strategy Development
The New Hampshire Office of Energy Planning (Office), in consultation with the New Hampshire Energy Advisory Council, prepared a 10-year energy strategy for the state. The Office will review and update the strategy at least every three years. Among other issues, the strategy addresses the impact of transportation policies and programs on electricity energy needs in the state. The recommendations in the strategy include enabling and encouraging adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, and reducing unnecessary idling. For more information, including the final strategy, visit the Energy Strategy Revision website. (Reference New Hampshire Revised Statutes 4:E1)
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