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Where is Gas the Cheapest?

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MSNBC is reporting that gas prices have dropped an average of 7.1 % across the country during the last month. The decline has been seen in all but two states. Where is it the cheapest? Five out of the 10 states listed below are located on the Gulf Coast, where a large amount of crude oil is processed. Other states credit low fuel taxes for their cheap gas. 

Here’s a list of the 10 states where gas is cheapest.

10. Missouri

Regular gas price per gallon: $3.23
Tax per gallon: 17.3 cents (sixth lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 0

9. Texas
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.22
Tax per gallon: 20 cents (tied for 12th lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 26

8. Virginia
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.20
Tax per gallon: 26.1 cents (27th highest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 0

7. Georgia
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.19
Tax per gallon: 29.4 cents (33rd highest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 0

6. Arkansas
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.17
Tax per gallon: 21.8 cents (16th lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 2

5. Louisiana
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.16
Tax per gallon: 20 cents (tied for 12th lowest)
Number of oil refineries: 18

4. Tennessee
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.08
Tax per gallon: 21.4 cents (15th lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 1

3. Alabama
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.07
Tax per gallon: 20.9 cents (14th lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 3

2. Mississippi
Regular gas price per gallon: $3.06
Tax per gallon: 18.8 cents (seventh lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 3

1. South Carolina
Regular gas price per gallon: $2.99
Tax per gallon: 16.8 cents (fourth lowest)
Number of operating oil refineries: 0

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