The Michigan state average is still up 8 cents compared to last month

15 November 2021

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 15, 2021 ) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 3 cents compared to last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.40 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 8 cents more than this time last month and $1.33 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $51 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $12 from when prices were their highest last January.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.6 million bbl to 212.7 million bbl. Gasoline demand also dropped from 9.5 million b/d to 9.26 million b/d.

At the close of Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by 25 cents to settle at $81.59. Although crude prices reversed course due to fluctuations in the market, crude prices declined earlier last week as inflation fears weigh on the market. Additionally, after the EIA reported that total domestic crude supply increased by 1 million bbl to 435.1 million bbl, prices also fell. However, according to EIA’s data, the total domestic crude supply is still down 11 percent compared to the previous year at this time, putting elevated price pressure on crude.

“The decrease in demand has contributed to some slight price relief at the pump for drivers,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “However, pump prices will likely remain elevated as long as oil prices are above $80 per barrel.”

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $3.38 per gallon.  This price is 2 cents less than last week’s average but still $1.33 more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($3.43), Lansing ($3.43),  Saginaw ($3.43)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Detroit ($3.38), Flint ($3.38), Traverse City ($3.40)

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

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High

National

$3.41 

$3.41

$3.42

$3.30

$2.13

$1.77 (Apr. 29)

$2.60 (Jan. 9)

$4.11 (July 2008)

Michigan

$3.40 

$3.40

$3.43

$3.32

$2.07

$1.41 (Apr. 28)

$2.63 (Jan. 9)

$4.26 (May 2011)

Detroit

$3.38 

$3.38

$3.40

$3.30

$2.05

$1.42 (Apr. 28)

$2.61 (Jan. 9)

$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.

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