While gas prices recently stabilized in the U.S., the national average for a gallon of gas remains high, AAA reports. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, AAA, and the Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset calculated where high gas prices are likely to impact residents. SmartAsset found that states primarily in the South and Southeast are being hit the hardest, with Alabama topping the list.
On the other end of the list, residents in the District of Columbia are expected to be affected the least by high gas prices based on SmartAsset’s analysis. In addition to D.C., these 10 states were at the bottom of SmartAsset’s rankings: 50. New Jersey; 49. Maryland; 48. Massachusetts; 47. Rhode Island; 46. New York; 45. Minnesota; 44. Colorado; 43. Connecticut; 42. Delaware; and 41. Hawaii.
AAA spokesperson, Andrew Gross blamed price volatility on the war in Ukraine.