AAA – The Auto Club Group
Susan Hiltz, Public Affairs Director, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan (September 30, 2018) - AAA Michigan reports that compared to last week, the statewide average daily gas price has increased.  Michigan’s current daily statewide average is about $2.98 per gallon, about 10 cents more than last week’s average and about 48 cents more than this same time last year. 
Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit’s current average is about $2.97 per gallon, about four cent more compared to last week’s average and about 51 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 Flint area, where it’s about $2.96 a gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Marquette area for the second week in a row where it’s about $3.05 a gallon. 
According to the latest reports from AAA:
Michigan ranked:


  • Pump prices are increasing as crude prices continue to rally.
  • Despite demand dropping and stocks growing, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the national average has increased.
  • The increase is likely the result of crude prices continuously increasing over the summer, leading to an approximate $20 per barrel increase when compared to this time last year, and is now trickling over to retail gas prices.
  • As more winter blend gasoline makes its way to stations, which is cheaper to produce, motorists across the country are likely to see relief at the pump.
  • However, increasing crude prices could offset relief by making gasoline more expensive because the cost of crude constitutes approximately 50% of the cost of gasoline, according to EIA.    



Regular Unleaded Gas
Current and Past Price Averages
Sunday Week Ago Year Ago
National 2.877 2.852 2.561
Michigan 2.985 2.884 2.521
Ann Arbor 3.004 2.934 2.527
Benton Harbor 2.976 2.875 2.523
Flint 2.967 2.813 2.514
Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland 2.982 2.819 2.542
Jackson 3.001 2.861 2.530
Lansing/E. Lansing 2.971 2.821 2.520
Marquette 3.058 3.062 2.568
Metro Detroit 2.972 2.926 2.460
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland 3.011 2.869 2.523
Traverse City 2.976 2.732 2.546

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
The next Gas Price Primer will be emailed on Sunday, October 7, 2018
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