The Michigan State average hits a new 2020-low

16 March 2020

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 16, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 20 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.04 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is a new 2020-low. This price is 38 cents less than this time last month and 57 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $31 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $13 from when prices were their highest last July.

New data from the Energy Information Administration shows that total domestic stocks decreased last week by 5 million bbl to 247 million bbl, while demand increased — from 9.19 million b/d to 9.45 million b/d.  Shrinking gas stocks amid rising demand would typically put upward pressure on gasoline prices; however, cheap crude prices have helped to push gas prices lower than expected.

"If crude prices remain low, motorists will likely see continued relief at the pump during the run-up to spring as the world grapples with how to contain the global public health threat and financial risks associated with COVID-19," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.08 per gallon, about 22 cents less than last week’s average and about 51 cents less than this same time last year.

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages:  Marquette ($2.42), Traverse City ($2.17), Ann Arbor ($2.12) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Saginaw ($1.92), Grand Rapids ($1.94), Lansing ($1.94)


Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com 
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.


                            CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                       Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High

National

$2.27 

$2.28

$2.39

$2.44

$2.53

$2.23 (Jan. 9)

$2.90 (May 3)

$4.11 (July 2008)

Michigan

$2.04 

$2.06

$2.24

$2.42

$2.61

$2.02 (Jan. 2)

$2.95 (July 13)

$4.26 (May 2011)

Detroit

$2.08 

$2.10

$2.30

$2.39

$2.59

$2.03 (Jan. 9)

$2.95 (July 13)

$4.24 (May 2011)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
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