"We Hate Our Gas Prices, Too": Here's How Much Gas Costs In Each State, From Lowest To Highest, And How Headlines Are Capturing The Impact

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As of June 10, and for the first time in history, the average gas price has topped $5/gallon nationwide. As prices continue to skyrocket, certain trends have arisen across the country, from a demand for electric vehicles and interest in alternative energy sources (such as nuclear energy) to first responders answering non-urgent calls by phone and reducing patrols.

Jesse Espersen from Topanga fills his SUV with 16.536 gallons of Super+ gas at 7.559 per gallon for a total of 125 dollars at a Mobil station in California
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Here are the average gas prices per state and Washington, D.C., ranked from least to most expensive, along with headlines that capture the impact of the rising costs:

The average costs fluctuate day to day, so these are prices as of June 16 as listed by AAA Gas Prices and updated by Oil Price Information Service (OPIS).

51.Georgia: $4.497/gallon

Screenshot of CBS46-TV article, "Georgia drivers paying lowest gas prices in the country"

50.Mississippi: $4.519/gallon

Read: Why $4.47 gas in Mississippi hurts more than $6.37 gas in California

49.Arkansas: $4.536/gallon

Read: Arkansas gas average remains constant after daily increases

48.Louisiana: $4.553/gallon

Screenshot of Washington Examiner article, "Gas prices so high it's 'cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere,' senator says"

47.South Carolina: $4.590/gallon

Read: South Carolina gas tax increase coming amid record-high prices at the pump

Also see: The results are in: 68% of Charlotte drivers would travel at least 10 miles for cheap gas

46.Alabama: $4.622/gallon

Read: $6 gallon this summer? Most expensive gas in Alabama and why prices will likely keep climbing

45.Tennessee: $4.630/gallon

Read: High gas prices having major impact on Middle Tennessee first responders

44.North Carolina: $4.655/gallon

Screenshot of WNCT article, "No free EV charging without free gasoline, diesel: NC House bill would place limits on car charging stations"

43.Oklahoma: $4.665/gallon

Read: Oklahoma farmers struggle to harvest, work with high gas prices

Also see: Skyrocketing gas prices drive public transit demand

42.Kansas: $4.671/gallon

Screenshot of KWCH12 article, "High fuel, operating costs impacting farmers as wheat harvest kicks off in south central Kansas"

41.Missouri: $4.683/gallon

Read: Kansas City braced for gas prices that are 'high, too high'

40.Texas: $4.691/gallon

Screenshot of New York Times' article, "U.S. efforts to help supply Europe with natural gas take a hit"

39.Iowa: $4.758/gallon

Read: Iowa businesses help employees manage high gas prices

38.Minnesota: $4.758/gallon

Screenshot of ABC7's article, "Minnesota gas station owner puts up sign for his customers: 'We hate our gas prices too'"

37.Kentucky: $4.771/gallon

Read: Kentucky pol advises 'open mind' toward nuclear energy

Also see: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear targets high gasoline prices by temporarily halting gas tax hike

36.Nebraska: $4.787/gallon

Read: Ricketts opposes gas tax holiday, calls it a 'Band-aid'

Also see: 'Hoping it gets better': Nebraskans opt for 'staycations' as gas prices soar

35.South Dakota: $4.796/gallon

Read: Gas prices hitting new records daily in South Dakota

34.North Dakota: $4.797/gallon

Read: North Dakota gas prices up $0.55 last month, $0.29 last week alone and hurricane season could make it worse

33.New Mexico: $4.824/gallon

Read: Environmental groups sue Biden administration to block 3,500 oil and gas drilling permits

32.Wyoming: $4.826/gallon

Read: Wyoming wants to export its natural gas. The West Coast won't let it.

31.Virginia: $4.857/gallon

Read: Virginia's governor still hopes for a gas tax holiday

30.Florida: $4.869/gallon

Screenshot of article, "Thieves wanted for stealing nearly 1,100 gallons of fuel from Florida gas station."

29.Wisconsin: $4.902/gallon

Read: Most eastern Wisconsin gas prices level off as state and national prices rise

28.Colorado: $4.907/gallon

Read: Colorado Springs Utilities to consider increasing electric, gas rates

27.West Virginia: $4.929/gallon

Read: Wall Street firms face West Virginia boycott over alleged fossil fuel bias

26.Montana: $4.961/gallon

Read: Record high gas prices: West Virginia, Montana, Colorado see biggest weekly jumps

25.Connecticut: $4.980/gallon

Read: Connecticut will see a 9 cent diesel tax increase, state announces at deadline

24.New Hampshire: $4.981/gallon

Screenshot of New Hampshire Bulletin's article, "Electric prices set to double in New Hampshire"

23.Delaware: $4.985/gallon

Read: Gas soars above $5 per gallon in Delaware. Drivers, businesses and nonprofits feel the pain.

22.Rhode Island: $5.005/gallon

Read: Commuters get creative to beat gas prices in Rhode Island

21.Maryland: $5.014/gallon

Read: Pay for gas or pay for food? Drivers strained as gas prices break $5 mark across Maryland

20.Ohio: $5.026/gallon

Read: Ohio police cut back patrols over gas prices: 'We're going to be over budget'

Also see: Ohio needs more EV chargers to match growing demand

19.New York: $5.036/gallon

Read: Gas tax holiday could lead to bumpy roads for New York drivers

18.New Jersey: $5.037/gallon

Screenshot of NJ.com's article, "Costco’s gas pumps in N.J. to require store membership"

17.Massachusetts: $5.039/gallon

Screenshot of USA Today's article, "'Stop robbing the public': Massachusetts gas station owner stops selling gas amid soaring prices"

16.Vermont: $5.052/gallon

Read: Vermont outdoor businesses watch to see if high gas prices deter tourists

Also see: Vermont passes $225M for climate initiatives

15.Pennsylvania: $5.056/gallon

Read: Average gas price in Pennsylvania now more than $5 a gallon

14.Utah: $5.077/gallon

Read: Gas prices top $5 in Utah, smashing previous records

13.Maine: $5.094/gallon

Read: Lawmakers call for investigation into potential gas price gouging in Maine

12.Idaho: $5.163/gallon

Read: Idaho gas prices increase 20 cents, cruise past $5 mark

Also see: Electric vehicles in high demand as Idaho gas prices reach $5

11.Indiana: $5.190/gallon

Read: When could Indiana see gas prices in the $3 range again? It could be years, expert says

10.Michigan: $5.204/gallon

Screenshot of New York Post's article, "Michigan deputies answering non-urgent calls by phone because of soaring gas prices"

9.District of Columbia: $5.220/gallon

Read: Drivers adjust routines to cut costs as D.C. gas prices reach $5

Also see: Drivers avoiding high gas prices are driving until empty

8.Arizona: $5.381/gallon

Read: Phoenix gas station owner sells cheaper gas to help others

7.Illinois: $5.544/gallon

Read: High fuel taxes worsen Illinois families' pain from inflation

6.Oregon: $5.546/gallon

Read: Gas prices hit new highs in Portland metro, across Oregon; $5 a gallon now the norm nationwide

5.Hawaii: $5.549/gallon

Read: Hawaii gas prices increase and so do the number of electric vehicle sales

4.Washington: $5.555/gallon

Screenshot of Seattle Times' article, "WA gas prices jump to another record as Biden puts spotlight on soaring refiner profits"

3.Alaska: $5.605/gallon

Read: As energy markets spiral up, a gas pipeline could be closer than ever, Alaska politicians say

2.Nevada: $5.675/gallon

Read: Rideshare drivers in southern Nevada struggle amid rising gas prices

1.California: $6.428/gallon

Screenshot of LA Times' articles, "More than $6 for a gallon of gas across California; one station is $9.60"

How have the rising gas prices impacted you and your community? Does your state rank as you expected? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.