Originally Posted by Bowser
It's funny - I drive between KC and Des Moines every day. The price of unleaded is almost .25 cheaper in Des Moines, while the prices of diesel is about .25 cheaper in KC. Anyone got an explanation of that?
Iowa has a state tax of $0.20 on gas.
Kansas is $0.24
Kansas has a higher tax on diesel than Iowa by a few cents, so something else is up there. I think Kansas has a few refineries that refine diesel, too.
Anyway, swings of ~$0.20 aren't unusual in metro areas. Look around on gasbuddy.com and you'll see.