States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26. Minnesota
> Effective gas tax:
28.6 cents
> Gas price: $1.65 (11th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 3,330,725 (24th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,511 (18th highest)

Provo, Utah
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27. Utah
> Effective gas tax:
29.4 cents
> Gas price: $1.93 (12th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 5 (tied-5th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 1,661,219 (16th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,309 (17th lowest)

Indiana Welcome Sign
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28. Indiana
> Effective gas tax:
29.9 cents
> Gas price: $1.67 (15th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 2 (tied-17th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 4,500,403 (17th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 11,918 (7th highest)

South Dakota, Road Sign
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29. South Dakota
> Effective gas tax:
30.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.81 (22nd highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 603,643 (5th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,797 (14th highest)

Cumberland County, Maine
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30. Maine
> Effective gas tax:
30.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.90 (14th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 1,011,385 (10th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,637 (17th highest)