The Cheapest Gas in Every State
Motorists have been paying through the nose for gasoline this year, according to GasBuddy, a smartphone gas station-finder app. Currently, the average price per gallon for regular unleaded is $2.87—but you can definitely find it for less if you know where to look.
In Alabama, the second cheapest state for buying gas, according to GasBuddy, the average price per gallon is $2.57. However, you can do even better if you gas up at the Sunoco station in Anniston, which is on US-431 near Old Gadsden Highway. If they’ve got gas—and from the reviews on GasBuddy, that’s not always the case—it’s a bargain, currently going for $2.27 per gallon. (Note that gas prices change frequently. You’ll want to consult GasBuddy for pricing updates.) Here’s something else to behold in Alabama: Bamahenge! It’s one of the strangest roadside attractions around the country.
Alaska’s one of the most expensive states for gas, with per gallon prices consistently in the top five. Currently, Alaska’s average gas costs $3.33 per gallon, but you can do a bit better if you go to the Gulf station in Wasilla (3950 S Knik Goose Bay Road), where gas is currently $3.16 per gallon. You know what else you can do in Wasilla? Camp in the Denali Forest, where this photo—one of the most stunning fall photos we’ve seen to date—was taken by a Reader’s Digest reader.
The average price per gallon in Arizona is $2.89, but you can get it right now for $2.49 at the Costco in Marana, which is a small town just northwest of Tuscon. Here are the secrets Costco employees won’t necessarily tell you.
With gas prices averaging $2.59 in the home of the Razorbacks, the best you can do is purchase your gas at the EZ Mart in Fort Smith, where it’s 20 cents cheaper than the state average. GasBuddy’s commentators vouch for the cheap prices but agree it’s not the cleanest or the most courteous gas stations out there. Can you guess which municipality in Arkansas is famous for its spinach production? If you guessed Alma, you’ll do great at guessing the others in this 50-state survey of towns known for really strange stuff.
Average gas prices in Colorado are $2.78 per gallon. At the Sam’s Club in Colorado Springs, however, you’ll find gas for $2.53 per gallon, and for only a penny more per gallon, you’ll find good prices at the Cenex and the Murphy Express stations in Brighton. Check out these U.S. state facts that everyone gets wrong.
The average per gallon price for gas in Connecticut is $3.03, but you can save a dollar every three gallons if you buy your gas in Meriden, where two stations (Citgo and Classic) are selling gas for $2.70, which is 11 cents cheaper than any other Connecticut gas price. Discover the most charming small town in all of Connecticut and the other 49 states.
With the average price of gas at $2.85 and the best price being $2.65, Delaware doesn’t offer any super bargains for gas. But your two best bets are in Milton at the Liberty and Baker Petroleum stations, where the gas is currently at $2.65 and $2.66, respectively. Can you guess which nicknames match up with each of these states? Try our State Nickname Quiz and see.
The least expensive gas you’ll find in Florida is in Brandon, where both Costco and Sam’s Club are selling it for $2.48 per gallon currently. The average price for gas in Florida is about 25 cents more expensive at $2.74 per gallon.
The average gas price in Georgia is $2.77, but you can find it for $2.44 in both Augusta (a city near the South Carolina border) and Evans, which is a suburb of Augusta. Check the two Sprint stations and the Murphy station.
You don’t go to Hawaii for cheap gas, that’s for sure; it’s consistently listed as the most expensive state in which to buy gas, not to mention you can’t get there from the continental U.S. by car. Currently, the state average price is $3.75 per gallon, and the best you can do anywhere in the state is $2.67 at the Hele station in Waipio on the Big Island. These are the 11 things you need to know before booking that Hawaii vacation.
The average price per gallon is $3.12 in Idaho, but you can find gas for as low as $2.93 at the Costco in Twin Falls, and the Pilot, the Maverick, and the AAFES station in Mountain Home. Do yourself a favor and check out these genius ways to save money on gas no matter where you live.
In Illinois, you’ll shell out $2.95 per gallon on average for gas, but if you can find several options for $2.60 and under per gallon. These include the Marathon, Thorntons, and Gas Depot stations in Decatur, with the Marathon station selling gas recently for as little as $2.56 per gallon. Here’s how every state in America got its name.
If you’re in Indiana, you’re paying, on average, $2.92 per gallon for gas. But if you could get yourself over to Gary, Indiana, you’d find a serious bargain at the GoLo on the corner of Fifth and Chase, where gas is as low as $2.49 per gallon. The next cheapest gas is $2.65 the going price at most Family Express stations in Indiana.
In Iowa, the average price per gallon is $2.77 but you can find gas for $2.51 at the Murphy USA and the Sam’s Club in Ankeny. Nearby stations in Ankeny will run you close to $3.00 per gallon, so you’ll definitely want to pay close attention before you pump. You’ll also find gas for $2.51 at the Murphy USA in Altoona. Now that your gas tank is full, you’ll want to drive on over to the best state fair or festival in every state.
The average price per gallon in Kansas is $2.64, but many gas stations in Dodge City, Newton, and a couple in Coffeyville and Garden City, offer gas for as little as $2.45 per gallon. These include several Quik Shops and a couple of Dillons, as well as a Murphy USA and a Sam’s Club.
The average price per gallon in Kentucky is $2.77, but at four different stations (Marathon, Pilot, Kroger, and Murphy USA) in Middleboro, you can find gas for as low as $2.42. About an hour away, in Corbin, many of the gas stations are selling gas for just a little more at $2.49 per gallon.
The third least expensive state in which to buy gas, Louisiana enjoys an average price per gallon of $2.57, and you can do as well as $2.37 if you head over any of these stations, of which the highest rated among GasBuddy reviewers is the Murphy USA at the intersection of Latiolais and Bridge in Beaux Bridge. You can score even deeper discounts with a Walmart discount card. Ready for a road trip? Cruise on over to the best ice cream shops in every state.
With gas prices near the U.S. average, Maine isn’t seeing a lot of gas price variation. The average price is $2.86, and the best you’ll do is $2.71 at the BJs in Portland and the Sam’s Club in Scarborough.
Gas prices in the Bay State are just slightly higher than in Maine, with the average price per gallon being $2.88. But if you find yourself near Fitchburg, you’ll score gas for $2.56 per gallon at the Royal Fuel station at the corner of Water and Duck Mill. Try to guess every U.S. state by its flag?
With an average gas price of $2.90 per gallon, Michigan is getting up there with its gas prices. But you can find a better deal in Fremont, where four stations are offering gas at $2.53 and under (Marathon, BP, Speedway, and Westco). At the Marathon station in Fremont, the gas is $2.51 per gallon.
The average gas price in Minnesota is $2.80, with better pricing ($2.64) to be found at a number of Costcos and Sam’s Clubs across the state. But the best price of all is in South St. Paul: $2.63 per gallon at the Danner station at the intersection of Hardman and I-494.
When it comes to average gas prices, Mississippi has the rest of the country beat at $2.56 per gallon. You can do even better if you buy gas in New Albany, where the cheapest gas in the state can be found for $2.33 at two different stations (Pilot and Circle K) located at the same intersection (MS-15 and US-78). GasBuddy reviewers say Pilot has the best Slurpees, but if you want to avoid the big rigs gassing up, then head to the Circle K.
The Show-Me State does better than most with an average price per gallon of $2.67. There are many stations, however, where you can find gas for as cheap as $2.42. These include Dirt Cheap in Afton, Ayerco in Hannibal, and Hot Spot in Nevada. Don’t miss these crazy world records set in each state.
At $2.94 dollars per gallon, Montana’s average gas price is above the nation’s average. But you can still find good discounts in the Treasure State, particularly in West and South Billings, where you’ll find gas for $2.71 per gallon at Costco and Sam’s Club, respectively.
Nebraska gas prices are getting up there, having gone up nearly a cent in recent days, which makes Nebraska one of the states with the most volatile gas pricing. The average gas price is $2.78 per gallon currently, but you can still get gas in Omaha for under $2.45 per gallon at a number of different locations, and as low as $2.42 per gallon at the Costco at the intersection of Dodge and 120th.
The average price per gallon is $3.19, making Nevada the sixth most expensive state in which to buy gas. But you can find it for as little as $2.79 if you buy your gas in a number of stations in Fernley and Pahrump, including the Pilot, the Quik Stop, and the 76.
New Jersey: $2.63
In New Jersey, the average price per gallon is $2.89, which is on par with Arizona, but whereas you can find gas for as low as $2.49 in Arizona, the lowest price you’ll find in New Jersey is $2.63 (at Delta stations in New Milford and Elmwood Park). But if you don’t like pumping your own gas, New Jersey is the place you want to be, as its the only state in the union which does not allow consumers to pump their own gas.
New Mexico: $2.41
With an average per gallon gas prices at $2.70, New Mexico is among the top 13 cheapest states to buy gas. Even better, a lot of the least expensive gas in the state is right in Albuquerque, where it’s $2.44 at a variety of gas stations, including several Costcos, Sam’s Club, Murphy’s, and 7-Elevens. You can get gas for a bit cheaper in Socorro, where it’s currently $2.41 per gallon at the Alon.
New York: $2.47
New York is one of the more expensive states to buy gas. The average price is $2.98, and there are stations where it goes for upwards of $4.00 per gallon! The best you can do in New York is $2.47 per gallon, but you’ll have to be way upstate in Irving, on the shores of Lake Erie. It’s not too far from Buffalo and its many gas stations are serving up most of the least expensive gas in New York.
North Carolina: $2.40
In the tiny town of Cameron, you’ll find the cheapest gas in North Carolina, at the Murphy Express, where gas is $2.40 per gallon. The average price per gallon in North Carolina is $2.67, so it’s quite a savings, as long as you don’t mind driving out of your way (assuming you’re not one of the 285 people who call Cameron home). Find out the most famous invention from your state.
North Dakota: $2.45
With average gas prices of $2.82 per gallon, North Dakota is mid-pack compared with the average gas prices in other states. You can find discounts of up to 16 cents per gallon all over the Fargo area, with the best price being $2.45, which you’ll find at the Costo in West Fargo (at the intersection of 23rd and Veteran’s).
The average gas price in Ohio lands near the middle at $2.89, but one of the least expensive places to buy gas in the country also happens to be in Ohio. That’s the town of Hillsborough, where six different service stations offer gas at $2.41 and under. The best price can be found at the Marathon on Main, where it intersects with Highland: gas prices are down to an impressively low $2.33.
The average price per gallon in Oklahoma is $2.60, and the best price currently is $2.38, which you can find at two stations in Lawton: the EZ Go (NW Cache Rd near NW 64th) and Murphy Express (Intersection of W Gore and NW Sheridan). Don’t miss the most iconic book set in every state.
Oregon is one of the more expensive states for gas with a state average price per gallon of $3.27. You can find much cheaper gas, however, in Madras at the 76 at the intersection of NW 5th Street and Poplar Street. At $2.80 per gallon, this is by far the cheapest gas in the state by nearly 10 cents per gallon. Find out the most iconic movie set in each state.
Rhode Island: $2.69
In the tiny state of Rhode Island, gas prices are middle of the road with an average price per gallon of $2.90. A discount of as much as 20 cents can be found in East Providence at the Sunoco station on Warren (near I-95), where the price of gas is currently $2.69 per gallon.
South Carolina: $2.38
At both Sam’s Club and Costo in Spartanburg, you can pump gas for $2.38 per gallon, which is nearly 20 cents cheaper than the state average of $2.58. This is the cheapest month of the year to visit all 50 states.
South Dakota: $2.61
At $2.89 per gallon, on average, South Dakota is in the middle of the pack when it comes to gas prices. But you can get discounts of nearly 30 cents per gallon if you head to Tyndall, where gas is $2.61 per gallon at Frank’s Trading Post and two different Casey’s locations.
The average price per gallon of gas in Tennessee is $2.64. At three different locations in Hendersonville (Hendersonville Thornton’s, Speedway, and Sam’s Club), however, you can top off your tank for as low as $2.39 per gallon. Don’t miss the wackiest street names in every state.
All six gas stations in the town of Stephenville offer gas at $2.34 per gallon, which is nearly 30 cents cheaper than the state’s $2.62 per gallon average. And of the top 10 cities in the country to purchase gas, five are located in Texas (San Antonio, Lubbock, Corpus Christie, Rio Grande Valley, and Waco), where the prices hover around $2.50 per gallon. Here’s the nicest place in Texas…and every state!
The Beehive State is one of the more expensive states for gas; the average price per gallon is 20 cents higher than the national average at $3.01, with prices around the state peaking at $3.80. The best you can really do in Utah is $2.84 at the Costco in Orem and the Sam’s Club in Provo. There are also a number of warehouse stores around the state where you can find gas for just a penny more.
At $2.90, the average price per gallon is higher than the national average in the Green Mountain State. The best you can do is at the West Street Corner station in Rutland, where at $2.67. You can also get gas for just two cents more per gallon at the Irving station in Rutland and the Sunoco and the Cumberland Farms stations in West Brattleboro.
Virginia is among the 10 states with the least expensive gas, with an average price per gallon of $2.63. In South Boston, Virginia, you can find gas for as cheap as $2.33 at the BP on Halifax Road near Old Halifax Road. Check out these 50 astonishing facts you never knew about the 50 states.
West Virginia: $2.63
The cheapest gas prices in West Virginia can be found in Moundsville, where Smith Oil and Walmart are currently selling gas for $2.63 per gallon, and Marathon has it for just a penny more. This is more than 20 cents less than the average gas price in West Virginia, which is $2.86 per gallon.
Wisconsin is in the middle of the pack when considering the most and least expensive states for filling up your tank: The average price per gallon is $2.82. The best you can do here isn’t the deepest of discounts at $2.64 per gallon, but you can find that price at the Costcos in Sun Prairie and Bellevue, the Woodmans in Sun Prairie, the Fleet Farm in Bellevue, and the Mobil in Green Bay (Central, at the corner of Manitowoc and Main).
The average price for gas in Wyoming is $2.91 per gallon, but in Laramie (at the Pilot and Petro stations) and Cheyenne (at Sam’s Club), you’ll find gas for as low as $2.69, and you’ll pay just $2.71 at a number of other stations in those same municipalities. Next, don’t miss these 100 amazing things made in America.