States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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46. New Mexico
> State gas tax: 18.8 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.23 / gal. (19th lowest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 16.7% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 44% (tied – 17th lowest)

Downtown St. Louis, Missouri with the Gateway Arch.
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47. Missouri
> State gas tax: 17.3 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.15 / gal. (10th lowest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 16.6% (2nd lowest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 31% (7th lowest)

Fracking oil rig drills in Oklahoma field, gas extraction
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48. Oklahoma
> State gas tax: 17.0 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.12 / gal. (7th lowest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 16.7% (4th lowest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 70% (tied – 4th highest)

Traffic Out of Charleston, South Carolina
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49. South Carolina
> State gas tax: 16.8 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.07 / gal. (the lowest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 17.0% (5th lowest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 40% (14th lowest)

Oil Pipeline, Alaska
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50. Alaska
> State gas tax: 12.3 cents / gal.
> Gas price: $2.77 / gal. (3rd highest)
> State + fed. taxes as pct. of gas price: 11.0% (the lowest)
> Pct. of roadway in sub-optimal condition: 49% (tied – 24th highest)