The Michigan state average is down slightly after jumping 13 cents

07 October 2019

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 7, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are down after jumping 13 cents to $2.71 per gallon on October 4. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.69 per gallon for regular unleaded, 7 cents more than a week ago and 1 cent more than this time last month. Despite the increase, drivers are still paying about 31 cents less than this same time last year. 

"Maintenance  issues at a Detroit refinery likely contributed to the recent spike in the Michigan state average," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "The refinery is back up and running, however supplies may still be tight keeping prices higher through this week."

Motorists are paying an average of $40  for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $7 from when prices were their highest last May.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data revealed that gas demand is starting to decline – as is typically the case during the fall. For the week ending on September 27, demand moved from 9.34 million b/d to 9.13 million b/d, which is the same rate seen at the end of September 2018.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.69 per gallon, about 1 cents less than last week’s average and 29 cents less than this time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Ann Arbor ($2.74), Grand Rapids ($2.70), Jackson ($2.70) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.53), Benton Harbor ($2.62), Marquette ($2.64)


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

2018 Low

2018 High

Record High

National

$2.65

$2.66

$2.65

$2.57

$2.91

$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Michigan

$2.69

$2.70

$2.62

$2.68

$3.00

$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)

Detroit

$2.69

$2.69

$2.70

$2.73

$2.98

$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

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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 www.GasPrices.AAA.com.

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