According to AAA, gas prices haven’t been as high as they currently are since 2014. With the national average price of gas constantly changing, how do gas prices compare state by state?

Average Retail Gas Prices

man pumping gasAAA researches gas prices across the country on a daily basis. As of January 9, 2018, the average price for a gallon of regular gas across the US was $2.491. By comparison, in the nation’s capital, Washington DC, customers paid an average of $2.701 for a gallon of regular gasoline.

Across the US this year, compared to one year ago, here is the cost of various grades on January 9, 2017:

  • Regular – $2.491 in 2018, $2.365 in 2017 (up $0.126)
  • Mid-grade – $2.778 in 2018, $2.614 in 2017 (up $0.162)
  • Premium – $3.027 in 2018, $2.851 in 2017 (up $0.176)
  • Diesel – $2.907 in 2018, $2.534 in 2017 (up $0.373)

States with the Highest Gas Prices

Here are the five states that have the highest average prices for a gallon of regular gasoline as of January 9th, 2018:

  1. Hawaii - $3.302
  2. California - $3.168
  3. Alaska - $3.092
  4. Washington - $2.926
  5. Oregon - $2.808

States with the Lowest Gas Prices

These are the five states with the lowest average prices for regular gas as of January 9th, 2018:

  1. Missouri - $2.227
  2. South Carolina - $2.249
  3. Texas - $2.250
  4. Arkansas - $2.251
  5. Oklahoma - $2.253

Don’t Let Gas Get in the Way

Fueling your car can empty your wallet quickly. If you’re on a tight budget and have a vehicle with poor fuel economy, current gas prices might scare you. If you find yourself needing a vehicle with better fuel economy, but bad credit is in the way, let Drivers Lane help.

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