Gas Pains: States Where You Pay the Highest Gasoline Taxes

13. West Virginia

Rafters float towards the rapids under the high arched New River Gorge bridge in West Virginia
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West Virginia has held down its gas tax while raising other costs for motorists.,

Average tax: 54.10 cents per gallon

West Virginians saw an average gas tax increase of a relatively tame 3.5 cents a gallon in 2017 — but other driving-related taxes and fees went up at the same time.

Notable changes included the vehicle registration fee increasing by $21.50, to $51.50, and the state's vehicle sales tax rising from 5% to 6%.

Taken together, these hikes were expected to bring in $130 million a year for the State Road Fund, says WV Metro News.