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

6. Louisianna

Regular gas price per gallon: $3.59

Tax per gallon: 20 cents (tied for 11th lowest)

Number of operating refineries: 18

Only Texas refines more oil into gasoline than Louisiana, which has 18 operating refineries processing nearly 3.2 million barrels per calendar day. The abundance of locally processed gas and the total absence of any state gas taxes aside from an excise tax make trips to the pump highly affordable. The state is also home to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, which, according to the EIA, is the nation’s only port for offloading deep draft oil tankers.

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