The Michigan state average is still down 56 cents compared to last year 

24 August 2020

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 24, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 3 cents compared to last week.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.18 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is just 1 cent more than this time last month but still 56 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 last July.

According to the new weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased slightly from 8.9 million b/d to 8.6 million b/d. Last week’s estimated rate is 1 million b/d lower than last year’s rate in mid-August. Lower demand has helped to keep pump prices stable, while total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 3.3 million bbl to 243.8 million bbl.

"If demand remains low amid tighter stock levels, motorists will likely see moderate fluctuations in pump prices," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.21 per gallon, 1 cent less than last week’s and 56 cents less than this time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($2.29), Metro Detroit ($2.21), Flint ($2.17) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($1.97), Benton Harbor ($2.14), Jackson ($2.15)

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  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
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                            CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                       Regular Unleaded Gasoline



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High







$2.23 (Jan. 9)

$2.90 (May 3)

$4.11 (July 2008)







$2.02 (Jan. 2)

$2.95 (July 13)

$4.26 (May 2011)







$2.03 (Jan. 9)

$2.95 (July 13)

$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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