☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝ A total lop sided misrepresentation of the whole story.
Here's some totals on nations' taxes on gas per liter
in 2011 in US cents/dollars.
New Zealand 51
Austria 100USA 13* <<< Inaccurate due to hidden taxes not shown in the pump price of fuel. Taxes on gasoline in the US are an average of 56% of thr pump price.
The government "subsidies" are really about the same as how US taxpayers get returns on the taxes they pay every year. The some principle applies to industries besides petroleum/gas. http://www.ipi.org/ipi_issues/detail/hidden-taxes-how-much-do-you-really-pay
Do a little digging for the amount of gasoline each of the nations on the list consumes in a year, total them up and you can bet it will be more than what this lame article says they're getting in subsidies.http://www.rff.org/Publications/WPC/Pages/How-Regressive-Are-Fuel-Taxes-A-Comparison-of-Countries-from-Around-the-World.aspx