States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

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Chicago, Illinois 2
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31. Illinois
> Effective gas tax:
30.2 cents
> Gas price: $1.70 (19th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 4 (tied-9th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 8,261,582 (6th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 8,174 (6th lowest)

Montpelier, Vermont
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32. Vermont
> Effective gas tax:
30.5 cents
> Gas price: $1.98 (11th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 543,057 (4th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 11,356 (10th highest)

Detroit, Michigan
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33. Michigan
> Effective gas tax:
30.5 cents
> Gas price: $1.70 (17th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 1 (tied-25th highest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 6,986,587 (8th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 9,614 (19th lowest)

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34. Georgia
> Effective gas tax:
31.0 cents
> Gas price: $1.74 (24th lowest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 6,607,016 (10th highest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 10,944 (12th highest)

Portland, Oregon
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35. Oregon
> Effective gas tax:
31.1 cents
> Gas price: $2.04 (7th highest)
> Number of petroleum refineries: 0 (tied-20th lowest)
> Number of licensed drivers: 2,773,373 (24th lowest)
> Annual vehicle miles travelled per capita: 8,576 (10th lowest)