The top 10 cheapest states to find gasoline in early September 2023.   -  Photo: Automotive Fleet/AAA

The top 10 cheapest states to find gasoline in early September 2023. 

Photo: Automotive Fleet/AAA

In the world of fleet management, every penny counts. Whether you oversee a bustling delivery fleet or a set of service vehicles, the delicate balance of costs and efficiency is a daily concern. One variable that significantly impacts the equation, yet often flies under the radar, is the ever-fluctuating fuel cost.

Fuel prices can make or break a fleet's budget, and as a fleet manager, being attuned to these fluctuations is not just advantageous; it's essential.

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September 2023 Gasoline Price Updates

So, where's the cheapest gas as of September 2023?

  • Mississippi has the cheapest gasoline prices in the U.S., where the average cost is $3.29 per gallon. It also has the least expensive diesel prices out of the Top 10 states. 
  • Louisiana has the second-cheapest gas, with the average cost hitting $3.36 per gallon. 
  • Coming in third place is Texas, with gas prices at $3.38 per gallon. 

Further Findings

  • California has the most expensive gas prices, with an average cost of $5.33 per gallon of gas, which is $2.24 more expensive than Mississippi.
  • Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma had the top 5 least expensive diesel prices, with Mississippi and Texas under $4 per gallon. 

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly from 8.91 to 9.07 million b/d the last week of August. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks took a slight step back to 217.4 million bbl. Although demand has increased, fluctuating oil prices have limited pump price increases. Prices stayed in "neutral" through the Labor Day weekend. 

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