States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Welcome to Mississippi
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6. Mississippi
> Effective gas tax:
18.8 cents
> Gas price: $1.62 (9th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 3 (tied-13th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 1,968,907 (18th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 12,957 (4th highest)

New Mexico (welcome sign)
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7. New Mexico
> Effective gas tax:
18.9 cents
> Gas price: $1.74 (22nd lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 1,456,500 (15th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 12,030 (6th highest)

Phoenix, Arizona
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8. Arizona
> Effective gas tax:
19.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.83 (19th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 4,791,450 (14th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,143 (15th lowest)

Houston, Texas
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9. Texas
> Effective gas tax:
20.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.60 (6th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 27 (the highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 15,447,273 (2nd highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,245 (16th lowest)

Welcome to Louisiana
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10. Louisiana
> Effective gas tax:
20.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.63 (10th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 19 (2nd highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,278,143 (25th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,325 (23rd highest)