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States with the most expensive gas prices

States with the most expensive gas prices
1/Doug Kerr // Flickr

States with the most expensive gas prices

Remember earlier this decade when gas prices were nearly $4.00 per gallon nationwide? Thankfully, costs are no longer that high across the board, but some places in the U.S. creep perilously close to that cringe-inducing mark. Gas prices fluctuate regularly, not just because of crude oil cost, but also due to factors like location, taxes, weather, and the whims of gas station owners. For example, islands generally have higher prices because oil is shipped in, and larger cities tend to charge more due to local tax rates.

AAA tracks average daily gas prices per gallon for each state. Using data pulled from AAA on November 30, 2018, Stacker ranked each state and Washington D.C., from lowest to highest cost of gas. Prices for regular, mid-grade, premium, and diesel gases were considered. Frequent drivers, read on to discover where you may want to plan your next road trip to keep gas costs reasonable.

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#51. Missouri
2/Doug Kerr // Flickr

#51. Missouri

Regular: $2.11
Mid-Grade: $2.37
Premium: $2.63
Diesel: $2.92
 

#50. South Carolina
3/Washuotaku // Wikicommons

#50. South Carolina

Regular: $2.16
Mid-Grade: $2.49
Premium: $2.79
Diesel: $2.92
 

#49. Oklahoma
4/Alex Butterfield // Flickr

#49. Oklahoma

Regular: $2.17
Mid-Grade: $2.38
Premium: $2.59
Diesel: $2.90
 

#48. Texas
5/Yinan Chen // Wikicommons

#48. Texas

Regular: $2.18
Mid-Grade: $2.50
Premium: $2.76
Diesel: $2.91
 

#47. Ohio
6/Public Domain

#47. Ohio

Regular: $2.18
Mid-Grade: $2.52
Premium: $2.86
Diesel: $3.11
 

#46. Mississippi
7/Marduk // Wikicommons

#46. Mississippi

Regular: $2.19
Mid-Grade: $2.51
Premium: $2.81
Diesel: $2.91
 

#45. Louisiana
8/Chris Litherland // Wikicommons

#45. Louisiana

Regular: $2.19
Mid-Grade: $2.50
Premium: $2.76
Diesel: $2.94
 

#44. Kentucky
9/FloNight // Wikicommons

#44. Kentucky

Regular: $2.20
Mid-Grade: $2.53
Premium: $2.84
Diesel: $3.04
 

#43. Alabama
10/Nhlarry // Wikicommons

#43. Alabama

Regular: $2.20
Mid-Grade: $2.53
Premium: $2.85
Diesel: $2.97
 

#42. Delaware
11/Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#42. Delaware

Regular: $2.21
Mid-Grade: $2.59
Premium: $2.83
Diesel: $2.82
 

#41. Kansas
12/Spacefem // Wikicommons

#41. Kansas

Regular: $2.21
Mid-Grade: $2.44
Premium: $2.68
Diesel: $2.98
 

#40. Arkansas
13/Rmcclen // Wikicommons

#40. Arkansas

Regular: $2.22
Mid-Grade: $2.54
Premium: $2.80
Diesel: $2.95
 

#39. Iowa
14/Billwhittaker // WIkicommons

#39. Iowa

Regular: $2.24
Mid-Grade: $2.38
Premium: $2.78
Diesel: $3.04
 

#38. Indiana
15/Public Domain

#38. Indiana

Regular: $2.26
Mid-Grade: $2.58
Premium: $2.89
Diesel: $3.27
 

#37. Tennessee
16/Brian Stansberry // Wikicommons

#37. Tennessee

Regular: $2.27
Mid-Grade: $2.61
Premium: $2.91
Diesel: $3.02
 

#36. Virginia
17/Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#36. Virginia

Regular: $2.30
Mid-Grade: $2.67
Premium: $2.95
Diesel: $3.01
 

#35. Michigan
18/Chris Light // Wikicommons

#35. Michigan

Regular: $2.31
Mid-Grade: $2.65
Premium: $2.98
Diesel: $3.27
 

#34. Georgia
19/Public Domain

#34. Georgia

Regular: $2.32
Mid-Grade: $2.65
Premium: $2.94
Diesel: $3.12
 

#33. Nebraska
20/Peter Zillmann // Flickr

#33. Nebraska

Regular: $2.32
Mid-Grade: $2.42
Premium: $2.79
Diesel: $3.05
 

#32. Florida
21/Public Domain

#32. Florida

Regular: $2.36
Mid-Grade: $2.71
Premium: $3.00
Diesel: $3.08
 

#31. Wisconsin
22/Trizkutt // Wikicommons

#31. Wisconsin

Regular: $2.38
Mid-Grade: $2.71
Premium: $3.09
Diesel: $3.18
 

#30. Maryland
23/Acroterion // Wikicommons

#30. Maryland

Regular: $2.38
Mid-Grade: $2.78
Premium: $3.02
Diesel: $3.03
 

#29. North Carolina
24/Bz3rk // Wikicommons

#29. North Carolina

Regular: $2.39
Mid-Grade: $2.74
Premium: $3.04
Diesel: $3.07
 

#28. Minnesota
25/Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#28. Minnesota

Regular: $2.40
Mid-Grade: $2.67
Premium: $2.96
Diesel: $3.18
 

#27. Illinois
26/Ken Lund // Flickr

#27. Illinois

Regular: $2.41
Mid-Grade: $2.79
Premium: $3.17
Diesel: $3.09
 

#26. New Mexico
27/GoodFreePhotos

#26. New Mexico

Regular: $2.45
Mid-Grade: $2.70
Premium: $2.93
Diesel: $3.10
 

#25. South Dakota
28/GoodFreePhotos

#25. South Dakota

Regular: $2.51
Mid-Grade: $2.63
Premium: $3.00
Diesel: $3.17
 

#24. Maine
29/John Phelan // Wikicommons

#24. Maine

Regular: $2.51
Mid-Grade: $2.81
Premium: $3.06
Diesel: $3.21
 

#23. North Dakota
30/Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#23. North Dakota

Regular: $2.52
Mid-Grade: $2.72
Premium: $2.97
Diesel: $3.22
 

#22. New Jersey
31/Tysto // Wikicommons

#22. New Jersey

Regular: $2.55
Mid-Grade: $2.92
Premium: $3.10
Diesel: $3.23
 

#21. New Hampshire
32/GoodFreePhotos

#21. New Hampshire

Regular: $2.57
Mid-Grade: $2.90
Premium: $3.13
Diesel: $3.15
 

#20. West Virginia
33/Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#20. West Virginia

Regular: $2.59
Mid-Grade: $2.81
Premium: $3.08
Diesel: $3.23
 

#19. Colorado
34/Daniel Case // Wikicommons

#19. Colorado

Regular: $2.61
Mid-Grade: $2.89
Premium: $3.16
Diesel: $3.05
 

#18. Rhode Island
35/Daniel Case // Wikicommons

#18. Rhode Island

Regular: $2.65
Mid-Grade: $2.98
Premium: $3.17
Diesel: $3.21
 

#17. Massachusetts
36/GoodFreePhotos

#17. Massachusetts

Regular: $2.69
Mid-Grade: $2.97
Premium: $3.15
Diesel: $3.19
 

#16. Pennsylvania
37/Canadian2006 // Wikicommons

#16. Pennsylvania

Regular: $2.71
Mid-Grade: $3.03
Premium: $3.29
Diesel: $3.56
 

#15. Vermont
38/John Phelan // Wikicommons

#15. Vermont

Regular: $2.74
Mid-Grade: $3.02
Premium: $3.27
Diesel: $3.25
 

#14. District of Columbia
39/AgnosticPreachersKid // Wikicommons

#14. District of Columbia

Regular: $2.77
Mid-Grade: $3.27
Premium: $3.41
Diesel: $3.20
 

#13. Connecticut
40/Sage Ross // Wikicommons

#13. Connecticut

Regular: $2.79
Mid-Grade: $3.13
Premium: $3.33
Diesel: $3.33
 

#12. New York
41/Pixabay

#12. New York

Regular: $2.80
Mid-Grade: $3.09
Premium: $3.30
Diesel: $3.36
 

#11. Montana
42/Sergei ~ 5of7 // Flickr

#11. Montana

Regular: $2.80
Mid-Grade: $3.03
Premium: $3.29
Diesel: $3.26
 

#10. Arizona
43/Visitor7 // Wikicommons

#10. Arizona

Regular: $2.82
Mid-Grade: $3.04
Premium: $3.25
Diesel: $3.23
 

#9. Wyoming
44/Charles Willgren // Wikicommons

#9. Wyoming

Regular: $2.86
Mid-Grade: $3.07
Premium: $3.28
Diesel: $3.35
 

#8. Utah
45/Sbharris // Wikicommons

#8. Utah

Regular: $2.89
Mid-Grade: $3.03
Premium: $3.18
Diesel: $3.38
 

#7. Idaho
46/Visitor7 // Wikicommons

#7. Idaho

Regular: $2.94
Mid-Grade: $3.10
Premium: $3.27
Diesel: $3.40
 

#6. Oregon
47/Ian Poellet // Wikicommons

#6. Oregon

Regular: $3.14
Mid-Grade: $3.34
Premium: $3.50
Diesel: $3.35
 

#5. Nevada
48/Richc80 // Wikicommons

#5. Nevada

Regular: $3.16
Mid-Grade: $3.35
Premium: $3.50
Diesel: $3.40
 

#4. Alaska
49/Wknight94 // Wikicommons

#4. Alaska

Regular: $3.25
Mid-Grade: $3.37
Premium: $3.47
Diesel: $3.31
 

#3. Washington
50/SounderBruce // Wikicommons

#3. Washington

Regular: $3.32
Mid-Grade: $3.52
Premium: $3.65
Diesel: $3.50
 

#2. California
51/AgnosticPreachersKid // Wikicommons

#2. California

Regular: $3.56
Mid-Grade: $3.71
Premium: $3.82
Diesel: $4.00
 

#1. Hawaii
52/Marshman // Wikicommons

#1. Hawaii

Regular: $3.69
Mid-Grade: $3.84
Premium: $3.98
Diesel: $4.23

 

 

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