The Michigan state average is down slightly after jumping 22 cents

23 September 2019

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 23, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are down after jumping 22 cents to $2.78 per gallon on September 18. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.74 per gallon for regular unleaded 17 cents more than a week ago and 5 cents more than this time last month. Despite the increase, drivers are still paying about 15 cents less than this same time last year. 

Motorists are paying an average of $41  for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $6 from when prices were their highest last May.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), for the week ending on September 13, demand dropped by 900,000 b/d from the previous week to 8.9 million b/d. Additionally, total domestic stocks increased by 800,000 bbl to 229.7 million bbl. Typically, these market shifts would push pump prices down, but increased oil prices – a result of attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia – have pushed pump prices up.

"The Michigan state average has slowly declined for the past few days, signaling that pump prices are likely stabilizing," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.77 per gallon, about 9 cents more than last week’s average but 16 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 ($2.80), Metro Detroit ($2.77), Jackson ($2.75) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.63), Marquette ($2.68), Flint ($2.68)


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

$2.67

$2.67

$2.57

$2.60

$2.85

$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Michigan

$2.74

$2.75

$2.57

$2.69

$2.89

$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)

Detroit

$2.77

$2.78

$2.68

$2.75

$2.93

$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

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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