Sunday, October 25, 2009

Who really has the lowest U.S. gasoline prices?

Gasoline prices vary from state to state and what you pay is obviously what you pay.
However, gasoline TAXES vary from state to state. What if we omit the taxes and then see who really pays the least for the gasoline itself ,,,,,,

(All averages, based on the weekend of Oct. 24-25, 2009---)


The highest average gasoline prices for regular unleaded, with taxes INCLUDED:
1. Alaska, $3.385 gallon
2. Hawaii $3.250.
3. California $3.005
4. New York $2.792
5. Washington St. $2.785
6. Illinois $2.749
7. Connecticut 2.743
8. Michigan $2.719
9. West Virginia $2.718
10. Oregon $2.716
11. D.C. $2.689
12. (tie) Nevada and New Mexico $2.683
14. Wisconsin $2.678
16. Nebraska $2.666
17. North Dakota $2.665
18.(tie) Pennsylvania and Maine $2.664
20. Florida $2.663
21. Rhode Island $2.648
22. New Mexico $2.642
23. Vermont $2.639
24. Ohio $2.637
25. Idaho $2.616
26. UTAH* $2.606
27. Minnesota $2.597

The 5 lowest prices states, total price, with taxes:
1. Arizona $2.453
2. Wyoming $2.457
3. New Jersey $2.462
4. South Carolina $2.478
5. Missouri $2.484
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The highest average gasoline prices for regular unleaded, with taxes EXCLUDED:
1. Alaska $2.99
2. Hawaii $2.541
3. California $2.308
4. Oregon $2.229
5. District of Columbia $2.21
6. North Dakota $2.191
7. Alabama $2.187
8. New Mexico $2.171
9. Washington St. $2.166
10. Michigan $2.157
11. West Virginia $215.5
12. Nevada $215.3
13. Kentucky $215.2
14. Nebraska $214.9
15. Vermont $213.5
16. Iowa $212.7
17. South Dakota $212.4
18. Idaho $212.2
19. Florida $212.1
20. UTAH* $211.9
21. Oklahoma $211.8
22. New Hampshire $211.4
23. Ohio $211.3
24. Mass. $210.7
25. Illinois $210.6
26. Wisconsin $210.5
27. New York $208.7
28. Mississippi $208.1

The 5 LOWEST states, WITHOUT gas taxes included:
1. Indiana $2.003
2. Penn. $2.028
3. Arkansas $2.038
4. North Carolina $2.04
5. New Jersey $2.043

*Utah and a few other high elevation Mountain West areas have only 85 octane for their regular gasoline. It is 86-87 octane otherwise.

SOURCES: AAA gas rankings; American Petroleum Institute report, Oct. 2009 on state taxes on gasoline.

WHY are my taxes excluded listings important? It reveals how some pricing (usually high pricing, may hide behind the overall price .....
NOTE: These rankings will hopefully be updated in the future ....

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