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