Gas Prices: 10 Best and Worst States
Drea at Business Pundit lists the 10 worst and 10 best states for buying gasoline, i.e., those in which gas is most and least expensive. King Banian finds, not surprisingly, a rather strong correlation between these lists and the rate of taxation imposed by states and localities.
I was rather surprised that Georgia didn’t make the least expensive lists and Alabama did, because people in Alabama and Tennessee who either lived very near Georgia or who traveled through the Peach State not long ago made a point of filling up there whenever possible because the savings were so substantial (25 to 30 cents a gallon back in the days when gas went for around a buck).
The BP post has a helpful link to an article pointing out that consumers in ten other countries in the world pay substantially more for gasoline than Americans do, with Bosnians paying a whopping $10.86 a gallon back in May. The Germans, ranked just above the USA on the list, were paying more than double what we were. My strong guess is that taxation rates are a major part of this disparity, too.