AAA MICHIGAN REPORTS: STATEWIDE AVERAGE DAILY GAS DROPS EIGHT CENTS

 
GAS PRICE PRIMER
 

 
AAA – The Auto Club Group
Susan Hiltz, Public Affairs Director, Michigan
C: 586.940.0278  slhiltz@aaamichigan.com
 
AAA MICHIGAN REPORTS: STATEWIDE AVERAGE DAILY GAS DROPS EIGHT CENTS
 
Dearborn, Michigan (August 5, 2018) -- AAA Michigan reports that compared to last week, the statewide average daily gas price has decreased. Michigan’s current daily statewide average is about $2.92 per gallon, about 8 cents less than last week’s average and about 49 cents more than this same time last year. 
 
Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price has decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is about $2.97 per gallon, about 3 cents less than last week’s average and about 53 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 Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland area where it’s about $2.82 a gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Ann Arbor area for the third week in a row where it’s about $2.99 a gallon. 
 
According to the latest reports from AAA:
 
State
Michigan ranked:

National

  • Gas demand has strengthened nationally and helped to push pump prices higher.
  • Gas prices increased slightly following new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) that showed gasoline demand registered at a near record-high.
  • This demand reading is short of setting a new all-time recorded high.
  • The demand rate is more than 1.5 percent more than this time last summer.
  • High demand – along with tighter supplies– have driven the pump price increases seen around the country.
  • If demand remains robust amid dwindling stocks, motorists are likely to see pump prices continue to increase throughout the summer. 

 
 

Global


Regular Unleaded Gas
Current and Past Price Averages
Sunday Week Ago Year Ago
National 2.867 2.857 2.346
Michigan 2.923 3.005 2.428
Ann Arbor 2.998 3.048 2.477
Benton Harbor 2.887 2.995 2.402
Flint 2.854 2.997 2.357
Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland 2.828 3.001 2.415
Jackson 2.895 3.031 2.457
Lansing/E. Lansing 2.865 3.007 2.401
Marquette 2.983 2.972 2.440
Metro Detroit 2.975 3.006 2.437
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland 2.878 3.003 2.350
Traverse City 2.863 2.953 2.411
         

 
 
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.
The next Gas Price Primer will be emailed on Sunday, August 12, 2018
 
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