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    Gas Prices:  States With The Cheapest & Most Expensive Gas

    If you're planning to take a road trip, you're likely to search for gas stations along your route with the lowest prices to help keep your costs down.  If you're really trying to watch your wallet you could take that a step further and travel to a state with the cheapest gas prices at the pump, where your dollar will take you farther.

    That brings us to a list of the cheapest and most expensive states when it comes to gas prices. A June 2021 U.S. Fuel Index report from Driver's Ed website Zutobi.com sheds some light on the subject. Researchers studied state fuel rates to establish where drivers get the best value for gas, and can travel the furthest for the money. 

    You probably won't be surprised which state is the most expensive, but let's start with the states you'll get the most gas for your dollar. (If you want a daily look at national average gas prices as well as a gas cost calculator, head to AAA.)

    Cheapest states for gas (June 2021):


    Rank

    State

    Fuel cost (per gallon)

    How many gallons will you get for $50?

    1

    Mississippi

    $2.716

    18.41

    2

    Louisiana

    $2.718

    18.40

    3

    Missouri

    $2.734

    18.29

    4

    Texas

    $2.737

    18.27

    5

    Oklahoma

    $2.755

    18.15

    6

    Arkansas

    $2.761

    18.11

    7

    Alabama

    $2.833

    17.65

    7

    Kansas

    $2.833

    17.65

    9

    Minnesota

    $2.834

    17.64

    10

    North Dakota

    $2.847

    17.56

     

    Three most expensive States for gas:


    1– California:
    • $4.165 per gallon
    2 -Hawaii:
    • $3.909 per gallon
    3 – Nevada:
    • $3.612 per gallon

    States With The Smallest Change In Gas Prices:


    1 – Illinois
    • 2000 Price: $1.95 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $3.13 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $3.22 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 65.37%
    2 – New York
    • 2000 Price: $1.72 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $3.17 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $3.07 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 78.82%
    3 – Minnesota
    • 2000 Price: $1.58 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $2.87 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $2.83 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 79.14%
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    States With The Largest Change In Gas Prices:


    1 – Oregon
    • 2000 Price: $0.97 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $2.26 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $3.41 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 252.01%
    2 – Nevada
    • 2000 Price: $1.04 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $2.26 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $3.61 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 248.65%
    3 – Pennsylvania
    • 2000 Price: $0.95 per gallon
    • 2010 Price: $2.12 per gallon
    • 2021 Price: $3.16 per gallon
    • 21-year increase: 233.54%

    To read more about these results, visit Zutobi.com.


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