Here’s How PA’s Gas Spike Compares to Other States

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The price spike is due to several factors. Most notably, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is leading to reduced supply of oil and gas, as many would-be buyers are cutting consumption of Russian oil. Russia is traditionally the third largest oil supplier in the world, accounting for 11% of global production.¬†Here is a look at the 15 countries that control the world’s oil.

According to data from AAA, the American Automobile Association, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Pennsylvania has risen by $0.62 over the last month, the 25th largest increase among states. As of March 7, 2022, a gallon of regular gas cost an average of $4.24 in the state, higher than the national average and 10th highest among states.

The total price motorists pay at the pump is the product of several factors, including the price of crude oil – largely determined by global supply and demand – and taxes. The U.S. government levies a gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, while states are free to set their own gas tax rate. As of January 2021, Pennsylvania taxed gasoline sales at a rate of 59 cents per gallon.

 

Rank State 1-month increase in gas price ($ per gal.) Avg. gas price on March 7, 2022 ($ per gal.) Avg. gas price on Feb 7, 2022 ($ per gal.)
1 Alabama 0.75 3.91 3.16
2 Rhode Island 0.74 4.18 3.44
3 Nevada 0.73 4.59 3.86
4 Tennessee 0.72 3.87 3.15
5 Delaware 0.72 4.11 3.39
6 Georgia 0.72 3.97 3.25
7 Massachusetts 0.72 4.16 3.44
8 Connecticut 0.71 4.28 3.57
9 North Carolina 0.71 3.93 3.21
10 Virginia 0.71 3.98 3.27
11 New Hampshire 0.71 4.07 3.37
12 South Carolina 0.70 3.88 3.18
13 Maryland 0.70 4.10 3.40
14 Louisiana 0.69 3.87 3.18
15 Illinois 0.69 4.30 3.62
16 Kentucky 0.68 3.81 3.13
17 New York 0.67 4.26 3.59
18 New Jersey 0.67 4.17 3.50
19 Mississippi 0.66 3.75 3.09
20 California 0.66 5.34 4.68
21 Michigan 0.66 4.03 3.37
22 Indiana 0.63 3.99 3.36
23 Maine 0.63 4.09 3.47
24 Wisconsin 0.62 3.83 3.21
25 Pennsylvania 0.62 4.24 3.61
26 Texas 0.62 3.73 3.11
27 Alaska 0.62 4.40 3.78
28 West Virginia 0.60 3.89 3.29
29 Arkansas 0.60 3.69 3.10
30 New Mexico 0.59 3.89 3.30
31 Oregon 0.58 4.51 3.93
32 Ohio 0.57 3.83 3.27
33 Vermont 0.56 4.05 3.49
34 Florida 0.54 4.01 3.47
35 Oklahoma 0.53 3.65 3.11
36 Kansas 0.52 3.68 3.16
37 Missouri 0.51 3.63 3.11
38 Nebraska 0.50 3.73 3.23
39 Washington 0.49 4.45 3.96
40 Minnesota 0.49 3.77 3.28
41 Iowa 0.49 3.72 3.23
42 Arizona 0.49 4.13 3.64
43 Utah 0.48 3.86 3.37
44 Idaho 0.44 3.96 3.52
45 North Dakota 0.44 3.73 3.29
46 Colorado 0.43 3.75 3.32
47 South Dakota 0.43 3.70 3.27
48 Wyoming 0.40 3.74 3.34
49 Montana 0.39 3.80 3.41
50 Hawaii 0.29 4.70 4.41