Supply Chain-Based Solution to Prevent Fuel Tax Evasion

The proposed research is a unique concept for targeting fuel tax evasion that could result in two important breakthroughs. The first is in-line sensors to authenticate nanoscale markers in the fuel. The second is integration of exterior sensors to detect the volume of fuel in a tank truck and determine the open or closed position of the valve and global positioning system (GPS) communication. The research addresses preventing three types of fuel tax evasion: (1) non-taxable or low-taxable petrochemical products from being "blended" with taxable fuel products; (2) taxable fuel products from cross-jurisdictional evasion (i.e. paying State tax in a low tax State but selling in a high tax State); (3) selling "exported" fuel domestically.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dougherty, Michael

  • Performing Organizations:

    Department of Energy

    Oak Ridge National Laboratories
    P.O. Box 2001, MS M-61
    Oakridge, TN  United States  37831-6472
  • Start Date: 20090817
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34586

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572676
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2015 1:01AM