With the double-whammy of spiking gas prices and Memorial Day holiday trips, America is facing a “perfect storm” of fuel costs. However, gas prices vary in different parts of the country depending on a variety of factors such as proximity to refining facilities and state-level gas taxes. To show these fluctuations, the folks over at GasBuddy.com have developed a detailed temperature map of gas price averages by county.
The map of U.S. gas prices crosses the spectrum of colors, with green representing the lowest gas prices (<$3.68/gallon) and red representing the highest (>$4.14/gallon). Wyoming and Arizona are among the cheapest places to buy gas; and California, Michigan, and Connecticut are among the most expensive. The Great Plains and the Gulf Coast have moderate to less-expensive gas prices, whereas the Midwest and Upstate New York suffer from higher prices.
Information discovered via Jalopnik.