Many road warriors from the High Desert know that life may not be greener on the other side, but the price of gas is always cheaper over there.
The fuel experts at GasBuddy pooled their research of border towns and revealed their “Danger Zones for Gas Prices,” where motorists can overspend as much as $25 per fill-up across state lines.
The report, which mentions nearly a dozen locations, highlights the California/Arizona “Danger Zone” along Interstate 40, where fuel prices in Needles and the Mohave Valley can be as much as $1.70 per gallon difference, with those living in the Grand Canyon State getting the better deal.
Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst, said the price spread between bordering states is generally the difference in state and local taxes, but can be enhanced if the two neighbors have different types of required gasoline from different regions.
“Usually, traveling across state borders isn’t an event that sticks out to motorists who might be busy taking pictures of the welcome signs, but gas prices can stealthily surge just by crossing over the state line,” said DeHaan, who listed the Manhattan, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey, connection as the second highest “Danger Zone” with a price difference of about 88 cents.
GasBuddy reported the Blythe, California, and Ehrenberg, Arizona, connection, located along Interstate 15, was ranked No. 3 on the list of “Danger Zones.” Arizonans can expect to pay 84 cents more when they fill up in the Golden State.
“To avoid overspending, motorists should mind the price spread and look up gas prices on both sides of the…
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