Last updated on December 5th, 2022 at 07:58 pm
Today’s national average gas price in the United States is $3.403 per gallon, 0.143 cheaper than last week and fair than what it used to be last month when the price was $3.797.
Note: This article is updated weekly
As the holiday season closes by, a lot of Americans who would love to travel and drive to another state for tourism, and visit friends would have to include the cost of gas on their budget.
We can’t deny the fact that a lot of factors can be attributed to the unstable price of gas in the U.S. and around the world.
For instance, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt all over, even the tier-1 economies are still grappling with the effect of the pandemic.
On top of that, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia affected the world’s supply of petroleum, causing prices at the pump to go back and forth.
In the U.S, the effect is more felt in some states than the other. For instance, the price of gas in the State of California is the most expensive due to several factors including environmental policies.
U.S States with Highest Gas Prices
At the time of updating this article (Monday, December 5, 2022) Hawaii has the most expensive average price in the United States, followed by the Golden State, selling at $4.770 on average, according to gas price data on AAA.
Environmental policy against air pollution is among the reasons gasoline is expensive in the Golden State.
States with the most expensive gas prices right now
- Hawaii: 5.177
- California: 4.770
- Nevada: 4.475
- Washington: 4.318
- Oregon: 4.207
States with low gas price
While residents in Hawaii, California and a few states spend more on gas to get their vehicles on the road, residents in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are saving more on other needs.
States that have the lowest gas prices right now
- Texas: 2.783
- Oklahoma: 2.868
- Arkansas: 2.922
- Mississippi: 2.940
- Missouri: 2.953
This table shows today’s gas price averages in the 50 U.S. states including the District of Columbia. The price is in ascending order (from the cheapest to the most expensive):
|District of Columbia||3.677|
In today’s gas prices, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon top the list of states where gas is more expensive. In the states where gas is expensive, there are strategies to adopt to reduce expenses on gas purchases.
The park of states with the cheapest gas price are Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri.