States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11. Alabama
> Effective gas tax:
20.9 cents
> Gas price: $1.59 (3rd lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 3 (tied-13th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,859,403 (21st highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 13,457 (3rd highest)

Nashville, Riverboat, Tennessee
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12. Tennessee
> Effective gas tax:
21.4 cents
> Gas price: $1.62 (8th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 1 (tied-25th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 4,605,100 (16th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,940 (13th highest)

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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13. Arkansas
> Effective gas tax:
21.8 cents
> Gas price: $1.60 (5th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 2,097,201 (20th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 11,318 (11th highest)

Welcome to Colorado
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14. Colorado
> Effective gas tax:
22.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.73 (21st lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,837,488 (22nd highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 8,915 (14th lowest)

Richmond, Virginia
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15. Virginia
> Effective gas tax:
22.3 cents
> Gas price: $1.67 (15th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 5,602,765 (12th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,778 (22nd lowest)