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24/7 Wall St.: 10 States with the Cheapest Gas

3. Alabama

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

With its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama has three major refineries that process 120,000 barrels of crude each day. The state also had a 36-cent decrease in average gas prices in the last year — the highest decline in the nation. Gasoline prices continue to drop rapidly in the state, with an 8% decline last month alone. Transportation costs in Alabama are the ninth lowest in the country, and the state has the eighth-lowest excise tax, at 16 cents per gallon.
(AP Photo)

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