The Michigan state average is 5 cents less than last week 

04 January 2021

DEARBORN, Mich., (January 4, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 5 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.22 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 16 cents more than this time last month but still 33 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $33 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $11 from when prices were their highest July of 2019.

Last week, the Energy Information Administration measured weekly gasoline demand at 8 million b/d, up from the previous week, while gasoline stocks decreased about one million bbl down to 237.7 bbl. Typically, this combination would result in cheaper gas prices, but with crude oil pricing at the highest levels since last February, that is not the case.

“December saw the second largest pump price jump of 2020, ending with the Michigan state average 25 cents higher than it began,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Despite low demand, pump prices are holding steady due to solid crude oil gains.”

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.22 per gallon, about 2 cents less than last week’s average and 36 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 ($2.29), Jackson ($2.24), Lansing ($2.23) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.07), Benton Harbor ($2.16), Saginaw ($2.18)


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

$2.26

$2.26

$2.25

$2.16

$2.59

$1.77 (Apr. 29)

$2.60 (Jan. 9)

$4.11 (July 2008)

Michigan

$2.22

$2.23

$2.27

$2.06

$2.55

$1.41 (Apr. 28)

$2.63 (Jan. 9)

$4.26 (May 2011)

Detroit

$2.22 

$2.22

$2.24

$2.05

$2.58

$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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