State Gas Price in the US 2023

Last updated on December 18th, 2023 at 09:52 pm

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Today’s national average gas price in the United States is $3.006 per gallon, 0.087 cheaper than last week and fairer than what it used to be last month.

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.

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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.

Gas Price in California United States

For instance, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt all over, even the tier-1 economies are still grappling with the effects 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 others. 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 18, 2023) Hawaii has the most expensive average price in the United States, followed by the Golden State on average, according to gas price data on AAA.

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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

  1. Hawaii: 4.688
  2. California: 4.606
  3. Washington: 4.204

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

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. Mississippi
  5. Missouri

State Averages

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):

StateToday’s price
Texas$2.538
Oklahoma$2.628
Arkansas$2.669
Mississippi$2.613
Missouri$2.638
Georgia$2.962
Louisiana$2.667
Tennessee$2.751
Kansas$2.711
Wisconsin$2.711
Alabama$2.730
South Carolina$2.762
Iowa$2.757
Kentucky$2.725
Colorado$2.741
North Carolina3.149
Nebraska3.166
North Dakota3.17
New Mexico3.206
Minnesota3.22
Ohio3.257
Virginia3.261
Florida3.272
Wyoming3.280
South Dakota3.288
Delaware3.378
West Virginia3.397
Maryland3.408
Indiana3.429
Michigan3.431
Montana3.436
Connecticut3.529
New Hampshire3.548
New Jersey3.588
Rhode Island3.600
Illinois3.642
Massachusetts3.667
District of Columbia3.677
New York3.704
Maine3.720
Vermont3.752
Utah3.788
Pennsylvania3.875
Arizona3.89
Idaho3.941
Alaska4.129
Oregon4.207
Washington4.318
Nevada4.475
California4.770
Hawaii5.177
The gas average is updated every day. Source: AAA

Conclusion:

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.

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The park of states with the cheapest gas price are Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri.

Author

  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across decentralized finance, investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics.

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