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States with cheapest gas and most volatile prices: are you in a state with either?

GasBuddy Blog -- There are always winners and losers when it comes to gasoline prices. GasBuddy analyzed its gasoline price data from 2011 to mid-2012 to find the winners and losers, as well as where motorists see the biggest average price changes.

It was no mystery when South Carolina popped up as having the lowest average gasoline price over the last year and a half. Fifty eight cents separated South Carolina from the #1 loser (in the lower 48) when it came to average daily gasoline prices.

The winners list, lowest average price between 1/1/11 and 7/17/12:
1.) South Carolina, $3.31/gal (combined tax 35.2c/gal)
2.) Oklahoma, $3.35/gal (combined tax 35.4c/gal)
3.) Wyoming, $3.36/gal (combined tax 32.4c/gal)
4.) Mississippi...


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Submitted Jul 19, 2012 By: PD
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bluemama
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:51:03 PM

Where does the state of Florida fall in this poll? Give the working stiffs (me) a break! How about $1.00 per gallon gas, & NO GAS TAXES???
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:48:08 PM

in des moines, prices change often and sometimes sharply. it is not uncommon to see a 10¢ spike or 5¢ drop in prices from day to day. lately we have had to endure spikes, with only a 2¢ decrease.
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grizzlebird
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:11:37 PM

STILL WAY 2 HIGH...COMON ITS AN ELECTION YEAR..STIMULATE THE ECONOMY....2.49 A GAL.......THATS FAIR...OLD GRIZZ.
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WE0H
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 12:39:27 AM

Minnesota has jacked up prices compared to other states. Gas here goes up 25 cents most weeks only to start dropping penny by penny a day or two later.
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Seversen
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:06:50 AM

k
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Currency_Pro
Veteran Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 8:30:46 PM

One reason I believe the prices are quite volatile in Washington and Oregon (not mentioned) is due to the high number of Canadians aka Cross Border shoppers. They fill up their trunks with jerry cans and gas up in Washington and Oregon while getting grociers, all within their duty free exemption. Everyone including the state is make a killing in this regard. When prices go up the state get more of a profit from the taxes their collecting. Unfortunately, it's the locals that suffer but at the same time, it's the Canadians that actually keep the locals employed.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:10:40 AM

Cheapest gas in the Nation is one reason I visit SC. Don't go for the MIL.
I always carry enough gas to avoid CT. Worst State for gas on the East Coast. Glad to have my opinion confirmed
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queenie1007
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:15:46 PM

dont care if this is old news...south carolina has great weather,women and whiskey!!! and cheap gas lol
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ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 3:39:36 PM

Surprising Hawaii is not on the losers list..
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 3:16:02 PM

Hawai'i prices can be considered anything but volatile. Prices are perennially high.
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Archangel7777
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 1:28:57 PM

I used to live in SC. It was good to see low prices even lower than Texas a gas producing state. Why is it so cheep?
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bodu
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:42:21 PM

Wonder where all that $ goes...
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:17:03 PM

old
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:58:44 AM

No taxes!
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:53:50 AM

Interesting...
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:49:36 AM

where's the rest of the data?
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:45:44 AM

yawn
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mswillia
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:21:29 AM

old
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matthwbar
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10:11:27 AM

Lower taxes is better...
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:28:07 AM

Cut baby cut.
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:09:52 AM

drill here

drill now

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Jebeahm
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:05:45 AM

old news and not news
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ARCO
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:03:25 AM

OK
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bikerchicklette
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:02:46 AM

Sunofagun !!
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ibhenry
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:00:38 AM

Of course California is the biggest loser......
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raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:00:24 AM

interesting
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Taurus1
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:00:11 AM

I'm in one of the volatile states.
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dinomen
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:58:39 AM

I believe I'm on the losing side.
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colaguy
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:58:32 AM

repost
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Gascapade
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:57:08 AM

been here, done that....
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ciimike
Champion Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:56:51 AM

Interesting, but I don't think I will move to any of the Top 5 states.
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naw62
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:56:43 AM

old story
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goalie1950
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:56:33 AM

Gasbuddy needs to do a better job of changing out these articles and making them more relevant to gas prices. This one is relevant to gas prices but is old news. The article prior to this one is about bridge building in Tennessee. If you look at the "submitted news" section of this site, there are much better articles that should make their way to the top five articles listed on this board.
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mateyboy
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:56:24 AM

We should be up there
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puinsai808
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:55:26 AM

old post
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INBwana
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:54:03 AM


Another news item that has been posted yesterday. Haw about something new!
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WBBNC
Veteran Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:53:51 AM

Yesterday's (literally) news
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:53:27 AM

Price volatility, notice the Speedway/Marathon states #1 to #4
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ECMM
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:53:09 AM

Regular was going down, down here in south Florida...now in a week up about a dime. Unreal! Regular much more unsteady than mid or premium.
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garjul
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:28 AM

Not surprised michigan ranks in the "higher" gas price rankings.
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toneOH
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:24 AM

old news
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msbungle
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:19 AM

Well, at least PrettyEddie is honest and not just posting "ok" repeatedly.
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Tegger
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:18 AM

deja vu
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MarkJM
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:14 AM

Interesting!
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sivart
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:01 AM

I'll take my points again today for the same article!
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THEDodgeman
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:52:00 AM

sos.....academic. It is what it is.
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Old Timer
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:51:56 AM

Repeat article
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justme48
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:51:38 AM

Old news
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BearGolfn
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:51:20 AM

same here techque
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PettyEddie2012
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:51:06 AM

Just give me my damn 20 points for posting this.
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craigrm
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:51:02 AM

ok
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