States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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1. Alaska
> Effective gas tax:
12.3 cents
> Gas price: $2.45 (3rd highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 5 (tied-5th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 528,873 (3rd lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 6,595 (the lowest)

George Washington Bridge, New Jersey
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2. New Jersey
> Effective gas tax:
14.5 cents
> Gas price: $1.70 (18th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 3 (tied-13th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 6,081,386 (11th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 8,375 (8th lowest)

Charleston, South Carolina
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3. South Carolina
> Effective gas tax:
16.8 cents
> Gas price: $1.61 (7th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,536,404 (23rd highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,259 (24th highest)

Welcome to Oklahoma
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4. Oklahoma
> Effective gas tax:
17.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.52 (the lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 5 (tied-5th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 2,418,307 (22nd lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 12,465 (5th highest)

St. Louis, Missouri
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5. Missouri
> Effective gas tax:
17.3 cents
> Gas price: $1.54 (2nd lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 4,280,438 (18th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 11,492 (9th highest)