"We Hate Our Gas Prices, Too": Here's How Much Gas Costs In Each State, From Lowest To Highest, And How Headlines Are Capturing The Impact

    Gas is nearly $10 a gallon in Mendocino, California.

    As of June 10, and for the first time in history, the average gas price has topped $5/gallon nationwide. As prices continue to skyrocket, certain trends have arisen across the country, from a demand for electric vehicles and interest in alternative energy sources (such as nuclear energy) to first responders answering non-urgent calls by phone and reducing patrols.

    Jesse Espersen from Topanga fills his SUV with 16.536 gallons of Super+ gas at 7.559 per gallon for a total of 125 dollars at a Mobil station in California

    Here are the average gas prices per state and Washington, D.C., ranked from least to most expensive, along with headlines that capture the impact of the rising costs:

    The average costs fluctuate day to day, so these are prices as of June 16 as listed by AAA Gas Prices and updated by Oil Price Information Service (OPIS).

    50. Mississippi: $4.519/gallon

    Read: Why $4.47 gas in Mississippi hurts more than $6.37 gas in California  

    49. Arkansas: $4.536/gallon

    Read: Arkansas gas average remains constant after daily increases

    48. Louisiana: $4.553/gallon

    Screenshot of Washington Examiner article, "Gas prices so high it's 'cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere,' senator says"

    45. Tennessee: $4.630/gallon

    Read: High gas prices having major impact on Middle Tennessee first responders

    42. Kansas: $4.671/gallon

    Screenshot of KWCH12 article, "High fuel, operating costs impacting farmers as wheat harvest kicks off in south central Kansas"

    41. Missouri: $4.683/gallon

    Read: Kansas City braced for gas prices that are 'high, too high'

    40. Texas: $4.691/gallon

    Screenshot of New York Times' article, "U.S. efforts to help supply Europe with natural gas take a hit"

    39. Iowa: $4.758/gallon

    Read: Iowa businesses help employees manage high gas prices

    38. Minnesota: $4.758/gallon

    Screenshot of ABC7's article, "Minnesota gas station owner puts up sign for his customers: 'We hate our gas prices too'"

    35. South Dakota: $4.796/gallon

    Read: Gas prices hitting new records daily in South Dakota

    32. Wyoming: $4.826/gallon

    Read: Wyoming wants to export its natural gas. The West Coast won't let it.

    31. Virginia: $4.857/gallon

    Read: Virginia's governor still hopes for a gas tax holiday

    30. Florida: $4.869/gallon

    Screenshot of article, "Thieves wanted for stealing nearly 1,100 gallons of fuel from Florida gas station."

    29. Wisconsin: $4.902/gallon

    Read: Most eastern Wisconsin gas prices level off as state and national prices rise

    28. Colorado: $4.907/gallon

    Read: Colorado Springs Utilities to consider increasing electric, gas rates

    27. West Virginia: $4.929/gallon

    Read: Wall Street firms face West Virginia boycott over alleged fossil fuel bias

    26. Montana: $4.961/gallon

    Read: Record high gas prices: West Virginia, Montana, Colorado see biggest weekly jumps

    25. Connecticut: $4.980/gallon

    Read: Connecticut will see a 9 cent diesel tax increase, state announces at deadline

    24. New Hampshire: $4.981/gallon

    Screenshot of New Hampshire Bulletin's article, "Electric prices set to double in New Hampshire"

    22. Rhode Island: $5.005/gallon

    Read: Commuters get creative to beat gas prices in Rhode Island

    19. New York: $5.036/gallon

    Read: Gas tax holiday could lead to bumpy roads for New York drivers

    17. Massachusetts: $5.039/gallon

    Screenshot of USA Today's article, "'Stop robbing the public': Massachusetts gas station owner stops selling gas amid soaring prices"

    15. Pennsylvania: $5.056/gallon

    Read: Average gas price in Pennsylvania now more than $5 a gallon

    14. Utah: $5.077/gallon

    Read: Gas prices top $5 in Utah, smashing previous records

    13. Maine: $5.094/gallon

    Read: Lawmakers call for investigation into potential gas price gouging in Maine

    10. Michigan: $5.204/gallon

    Screenshot of New York Post's article, "Michigan deputies answering non-urgent calls by phone because of soaring gas prices"

    8. Arizona: $5.381/gallon

    Read: Phoenix gas station owner sells cheaper gas to help others

    7. Illinois: $5.544/gallon

    Read: High fuel taxes worsen Illinois families' pain from inflation

    5. Hawaii: $5.549/gallon

    Read: Hawaii gas prices increase and so do the number of electric vehicle sales

    4. Washington: $5.555/gallon

    Screenshot of Seattle Times' article, "WA gas prices jump to another record as Biden puts spotlight on soaring refiner profits"

    2. Nevada: $5.675/gallon

    Read: Rideshare drivers in southern Nevada struggle amid rising gas prices

    1. California: $6.428/gallon

    Screenshot of LA Times' articles, "More than $6 for a gallon of gas across California; one station is $9.60"

    How have the rising gas prices impacted you and your community? Does your state rank as you expected? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.