Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Gas Price Spikes May Hurt Some States More than Others

April 09, 2010

WASHINGTON - A new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts which states will be hardest-hit by gas price spikes this year.

The NRDC white paper, "Ranking States Oil Vulnerability: Assessing the Continued Threat of Gas Price Spikes," examines the impact of a gas price spike similar to the summer of 2008 in states across the country.

While the data reveals drivers in all states are dependent on oil for their transportation needs, some states are more vulnerable to oil price increases than others. Drivers in the most vulnerable states will be particularly hard-hit in the event of another gasoline price spike.

The 10 most vulnerable states are (from most to least):

  1. Mississippi.
  2. Montana.
  3. Louisiana.
  4. Oklahoma.
  5. South Carolina.
  6. Kentucky.
  7. Texas.
  8. Maine.
  9. Georgia.
  10. Idaho.

The 10 least vulnerable states are (from most to least):

  1. Florida.
  2. Washington.
  3. Pennsylvania.
  4. New Jersey.
  5. Colorado.
  6. New Hampshire.
  7. Maryland.
  8. Massachusetts.
  9. New York.
  10. Connecticut.

Click here for full details of how each state fares.


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