The Michigan state average is still $1.01 higher than this time last year

23 August 2021

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 23, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan decreased 6 cents compared to last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.19 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 6 cents less than this time last month but still $1.01 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $47 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $8 from when prices were their highest last January.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that gas demand decreased from 9.43 million b/d to 9.33 million b/d. The decrease in demand, which helped total gasoline stocks increase by 700,000 bbl to 228.2 million bbl, contributed to the cheaper national average.

At the close of Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by $1.77 to settle at $63.69. Crude prices dropped last week due to market concerns that crude demand will decline due to surging coronavirus infection rates across the globe. Price decreases have occurred despite EIA’s latest report showing that total domestic crude stocks decreased by 3.3 million bbl to 435.5 million bbl.

“If demand continues to soften and supply builds throughout this month, pump prices may continue to decline ahead of Labor Day weekend,” 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 $3.31 per gallon.  This price is 4 cents less than last week’s average and $1.09 more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.31), Ann Arbor ($3.26), Marquette ($3.24)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.05), Lansing ($3.06), Grand Rapids ($3.08)

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  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
  • 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



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High







$1.77 (Apr. 29)

$2.60 (Jan. 9)

$4.11 (July 2008)







$1.41 (Apr. 28)

$2.63 (Jan. 9)

$4.26 (May 2011)







$1.42 (Apr. 28)

$2.61 (Jan. 9)

$4.24 (May 2011)

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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

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