With gasoline prices on the rise, many Americans are increasingly anxious about the cost of driving. More commuters are opting for public transport, and airfare rates are rising with the price of jet fuel. Certain projections indicate that we might see $5 gas within the year; a trend toward higher gas prices would affect commodity prices as well.
Nationally, the average price of gasoline is hovering around $3.80 per gallon — but prices vary notably between regions. As you can see from the above graphic, Southern and Great Plains states carry some of the lowest prices, while states along the West Coast and Great Lakes (in addition to the District of Columbia) are looking at $4-plus fuel.
Below is a state-by-state roster of average gas prices from AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, listed from most to least expensive:
|California||$4.363||Rhode Island||$3.806||N. Mexico||$3.662|
With contribution from Kyle Woodley.
Adam Patterson is an Assistant Editor of InvestorPlace. You can follow him on Twitter @ToweringBabble.