The price of a gallon of gas has been dropping in the last few months only to rebound slightly these past few weeks. The state tax on a gallon of gas also plays a big roll in the final cost at the pumps.

The federal and state and local governments collects 40 to 60 cents per gallon in taxes. The average is just under 50 cents a gallon.

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Another thing to consider is the federal gasoline tax is the same for every state in the union at 18.4 cents a gallon.

American Petroleum Institute just released a state by state list of taxed per gallon charges for each state.

California pays the largest fuel tax at 70.87 cents a gallon. Other notable states with a hefty gas tax are  New York, Connecticut, and Hawaii.

Cheapest would be Alaska at 30.80 cents a gallon.

North Dakota is 41.40 cents a gallon.

Is this surprising to you? Do you feel North Dakota pays too much for fuel, especially with the amount of fuel produced from the state?