U.S. Gas Prices State-By-State

by Adam Patterson | March 16, 2012 7:30 am

U.S. Gas Prices State-By-State

USMap2 U.S. Gas Prices State By State

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[1] with the price of jet fuel. Certain projections indicate that we might see $5 gas within the year[2]; a trend toward higher gas prices would affect commodity prices[3] 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[4], listed from most to least expensive:

State Price State Price State Price
Hawaii $4.439 Maryland $3.829 N. Dakota $3.681
California $4.363 Rhode Island $3.806 N. Mexico $3.662
Alaska $4.205 Vermont $3.805 Kansas $3.661
Illinois $4.048 Florida $3.802 Louisiana $3.645
D.C. $4.018 Nebraska $3.802 Missouri $3.636
New York $3.995 Pennsylvania $3.785 Oklahoma $3.634
Connecticut $3.994 N. Carolina $3.762 Idaho $3.632
Washington $3.983 Massachusetts $3.744 Alabama $3.623
Oregon $3.979 Iowa $3.730 N. Jersey $3.621
Michigan $3.941 Kentucky $3.730 Arkansas $3.619
Indiana $3.924 Virginia $3.719 Tennessee $3.617
Nevada $3.893 N. Hampshire $3.713 Mississippi $3.613
W. Virginia $3.878 Delaware $3.709 Utah $3.594
Arizona $3.860 Georgia $3.696 S. Carolina $3.573
Wisconsin $3.845 Texas $3.696 Colorado $3.490
Ohio $3.838 S. Dakota $3.684 Montana $3.482
Maine $3.831 Minnesota $3.682 Wyoming $3.352

With contribution from Kyle Woodley[5].

Adam Patterson is an Assistant Editor of InvestorPlace. You can follow him on Twitter @ToweringBabble[6].

Endnotes:
  1. airfare rates are rising: http://investorplace.com/2012/02/airfare-expected-to-climb-through-the-summer/
  2. we might see $5 gas within the year: http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-reasons-youll-see-5-gasoline-in-2012/
  3. affect commodity prices: http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-consumer-changes-to-expect-with-rising-gas-prices/
  4. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report: http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/?redirectto=http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/index.asp
  5. Kyle Woodley: http://investorplace.com/author/kyle-woodley/
  6. @ToweringBabble: https://twitter.com/#!/ToweringBabble

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