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:
- < >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 |
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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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