Gassed by High Prices at the Pump? You May Live in One of These 10 States

Yes, Illinois is there. And we have one of the highest gas taxes.

Complaining about high gas prices is a common pastime, especially in the Chicagoland area where gas prices are always among the highest in the nation. But does that translate into gas prices across Illinois being among the nation’s highest when it is broken down by states?

Yes, yes it does.

In a report from USA Today, the 10 states with the highest average price per gallon are listed. We break them down for you below with the average price per gallon, the tax per gallon and a brief blurb from USA Today’s write-up on each state.


Ever wondered how much of what you pay at the pump goes toward taxes? Illinois is one of the 10 states with the highest gas tax. Where do we rank on the list though?


This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Max Smart March 26, 2014 at 06:12 PM
And all politics are LOCAL!
Gary March 26, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Local - AH-HA! We have a bitter clinger on board! (blind partisan minions don't read, they write) I knew it! Probably a Tea Partier as well. (I agree with you completely) Let's see your tax returns, most likely printed on WHITE paper, you uneducated racist! (if you vote for a Democrat with those values you'd have to be insane) Never mind, the IRS gave them to the local chapter of ACORN. (so you must be a rabid partisan yourself) I'll get them there and find out what Koch Bros groups you've been supporting with your blood stained money. (welcome to the club) Your day is done you relic of the old white Christian past!
Local March 26, 2014 at 06:43 PM
I don't care who you are...that's funny.
william savick March 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Soon you will see Toyota's hydrogen-fuel-cell Highlander on the streets. One tank-full will take you 300 to 400 miles and you hardly feel the ride. This is the future now to save big-bucks in more ways than one with an FCEV .
Max Smart March 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Alas, it too will die on the vine. The technology is not fully developed. More importantly, like ALL fuel sources, they need a distribution system.


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