Why Gas Prices Vary Across the USA

In: Maps US Economy

23 Mar 2012

James Hamilton takes a crack at explaining why gasoline prices vary so much across the country. I think he’s right that taxes, regulations, and transportation explain most of it, but I suspect that refinery shenanigans also play a role. Brad Plumer over at WashPost has additional insights.

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(the original version of this map over at Gasbuddy is fun to zoom around in)

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