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24/7 Wall St.: States with the Cheapest Gas

7. Missouri

Regular gas price per gallon: $3.60

Tax per gallon: 17.3 cents (6th lowest)

Number of operating refineries: 0

Although one year ago Missouri had the cheapest gas in the U.S., in the past year the price of gas has risen by 45 cents per gallon — more than in any other state. Despite the absence of any in-state refineries, Missouri has some of the nation’s lowest gas taxes, allowing gas to be sold at comparatively low prices. Among the state’s metropolitan areas, St. Louis has the cheapest gas at just $3.49 per gallon.

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