Chart showing state gas tax rates. The tax differences seem to be the primary factor in price at the pump differences. Of course, there are usually some variations at gas stations in any given local area. I often see as much as a ten to twenty cent difference per gallon at local QT (Quick Trip) pumps only a few miles apart.
Here in NW Ga. yesterday at kroger where I buy most of my gas it was 2.33 for regular don’t know what it was for premium gas vary’s from 5 to 10 cents in my area.but like VOLVO-V70 say’s I can’t controll it & I have to have it no mattter what the price.
I have really stopped paying attention to gas prices since I sold my business (auto repair shop and major branded gas station with small c-store) 4 years ago, but because of your post I checked today here in Western Oregon:
Chevron station: 2.999 for Reg, 3.199 for Supreme
No-name convenience store across the street, 2.899 for Reg
Fred Meyer (Kroger grocery and department store) 2.789 for Reg
I only buy major branded gasoline, and even if I didn’t I would still stop at the Chevron because I can get in and out quickly. I can’t see waiting in line 3 cars deep for gas to save the price of a cup of coffee.
Missouri has the next to lowest gas tax rate; only Hawaii has a lower rate. Across the river a few minutes from me, Illinois has the third highest rate. Illinois locals who work in Missouri and/or live close to a bridge across the river tend to buy their gas here in Missouri.