States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Kentucky (horse farm)
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21. Kentucky
> Effective gas tax:
26.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.66 (12th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,019,283 (25th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,692 (15th highest)

Massachusetts
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22. Massachusetts
> Effective gas tax:
26.5 cents
> Gas price: $1.88 (15th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 4,765,586 (15th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 8,414 (9th lowest)

Bear Tooth Mountains, Red Lodge, Montana
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23. Montana
> Effective gas tax:
27.7 cents
> Gas price: $1.83 (20th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 4 (tied-9th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 766,716 (8th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 11,853 (8th highest)

Nebraska sign
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24. Nebraska
> Effective gas tax:
27.7 cents
> Gas price: $1.78 (25th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 1,374,529 (14th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,341 (22nd highest)

Cincinnati, Ohio
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25. Ohio
> Effective gas tax:
28.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.69 (16th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 4 (tied-9th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 8,030,421 (7th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,746 (20th lowest)