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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.

ALSO: How long has it been since your state raised its gas tax?

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Doug Kerr // Flickr

#51. Missouri

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

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Washuotaku // Wikicommons

#50. South Carolina

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

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Alex Butterfield // Flickr

#49. Oklahoma

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

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Yinan Chen // Wikicommons

#48. Texas

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

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Public Domain

#47. Ohio

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

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Marduk // Wikicommons

#46. Mississippi

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

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Chris Litherland // Wikicommons

#45. Louisiana

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

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FloNight // Wikicommons

#44. Kentucky

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

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Nhlarry // Wikicommons

#43. Alabama

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

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Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#42. Delaware

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

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Spacefem // Wikicommons

#41. Kansas

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

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Rmcclen // Wikicommons

#40. Arkansas

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

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Billwhittaker // WIkicommons

#39. Iowa

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

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Public Domain

#38. Indiana

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

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Brian Stansberry // Wikicommons

#37. Tennessee

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

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Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#36. Virginia

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

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Chris Light // Wikicommons

#35. Michigan

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

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Public Domain

#34. Georgia

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

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Peter Zillmann // Flickr

#33. Nebraska

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

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Public Domain

#32. Florida

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

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Trizkutt // Wikicommons

#31. Wisconsin

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

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Acroterion // Wikicommons

#30. Maryland

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

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Bz3rk // Wikicommons

#29. North Carolina

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

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Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#28. Minnesota

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

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#27. Illinois

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

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GoodFreePhotos

#26. New Mexico

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

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GoodFreePhotos

#25. South Dakota

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

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John Phelan // Wikicommons

#24. Maine

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

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Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#23. North Dakota

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

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Tysto // Wikicommons

#22. New Jersey

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

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GoodFreePhotos

#21. New Hampshire

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

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Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

#20. West Virginia

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

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Daniel Case // Wikicommons

#19. Colorado

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

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Daniel Case // Wikicommons

#18. Rhode Island

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

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GoodFreePhotos

#17. Massachusetts

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

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Canadian2006 // Wikicommons

#16. Pennsylvania

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

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John Phelan // Wikicommons

#15. Vermont

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

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AgnosticPreachersKid // Wikicommons

#14. District of Columbia

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

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Sage Ross // Wikicommons

#13. Connecticut

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

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Pixabay

#12. New York

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

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Sergei ~ 5of7 // Flickr

#11. Montana

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

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Visitor7 // Wikicommons

#10. Arizona

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

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Charles Willgren // Wikicommons

#9. Wyoming

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

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Sbharris // Wikicommons

#8. Utah

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

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Visitor7 // Wikicommons

#7. Idaho

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

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Ian Poellet // Wikicommons

#6. Oregon

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

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Richc80 // Wikicommons

#5. Nevada

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

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Wknight94 // Wikicommons

#4. Alaska

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

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SounderBruce // Wikicommons

#3. Washington

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

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AgnosticPreachersKid // Wikicommons

#2. California

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

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Marshman // Wikicommons

#1. Hawaii

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

 

 

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