The Michigan state average is down after jumping 12 cents

19 August 2019

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 19, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are down after jumping 12 cents to $2.75 per gallon on August 14.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded, 6 cents more than a week ago. Still drivers are paying 17 cents less than this time last month and 20 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.

New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveals demand for gasoline hit a new all-time high record at 9.93 million b/d for the week ending August 9. According to last week’s EIA the report, demand grew by nearly 300,000 b/d to hit the highest level recorded by EIA since it began recording the data in 1991. In comparison to last year at this time, the latest demand rate is approximately 400,000 b/d higher. The high demand level contributed to total domestic stocks falling by 1.4 million bbl to 233.8 million bbl.

"If demand increases amid falling stock levels, motorists could see pump prices increase moderately ahead of Labor Day," 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 $2.75 per gallon, 1 cent less than last week’s average and 19 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 ($2.79), Metro Detroit ($2.75), Marquette ($2.71) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.56), Benton Harbor ($2.59), Saginaw ($2.62)


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

$2.62

$2.63

$2.65

$2.79

$2.84

$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Michigan

$2.70

$2.71

$2.64

$2.87

$2.90

$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)

Detroit

$2.75

$2.75

$2.76

$2.92

$2.94

$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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