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May 16, 2018
AAA MICHIGAN REPORTS: STATEWIDE AVERAGE DAILY GAS PRICE HITS THREE DOLLAR MARK

First Time in Nearly Three Years
 
Dearborn, Michigan (May 16, 2018) -- AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price rose above the $3 mark for the first time in nearly three years. The last time the statewide average rose above the $3 mark was in August of 2015.  Michigan’s current daily statewide average is about $3.02 per gallon, about 14 cents more than last week’s average and about 63 cents more than this same time last year.  
 
Metro Detroit’s current average hit the $3 per gallon mark today also. That’s about 10 cents more than last week’s average and about 63 cents more than this same time last year.
 
Of the ten Michigan metro areas surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel prices, the lowest average price can be found in the Marquette area, where it’s about $2.93 a gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area where it’s about $3.06 a gallon. 
 
According to the latest reports from AAA:
 
State
Michigan ranked:
  • < >in the nation for most expensive average daily gas price< >in the nation for the biggest change in average weekly gas price (+14)Increased crude oil prices
  • Increased demand as summer driving season begins
  • Switch over to summer blend gasoline which is more expensive to produce
  • Regional gasoline inventories have steadily declined

 

 
 

 

 


Regular Unleaded Gas
Current and Past Price Averages
Wednesday Week Ago Year Ago
National 2.891 2.826 2.336
Michigan 3.024 2.880 2.392
Ann Arbor 3.058 2.928 2.416
Benton Harbor 3.038 2.899 2.369
Flint 3.060 2.836 2.379
Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland 3.060 2.882 2.387
Jackson 3.055 2.832 2.404
Lansing/E. Lansing 3.016 2.821 2.397
Marquette 2.937 2.838 2.223
Metro Detroit 3.000 2.894 2.370
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland 3.063 2.904 2.389
Traverse City 3.035 2.895 2.362
         

 
 
Gas Price Survey Methodology
Every day up to 130,000 stations in the nation and more than 4,200 stations in Michigan are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. 
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com.
 
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AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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