The Michigan state average is up 11 cents compared to last week

04 May 2020

DEARBORN, Mich., (May 4, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 11 cents compared to last week, which is the first increase in 9 weeks.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $1.53 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is still 12 cents less than this time last month and about $1.40 less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $23 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $21 from when prices were their highest last July.

New data from the Energy Information Administration revealed that domestic gas demand continues to increase, which helped to push up the national average. It grew from 5.31 million b/d to 5.86 million b/d last week; however, it is still 3.37 million b/d lower than last year’s rate at this same time.

"As restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to reopen, gas demand is likely to continue increasing and pump prices are likely to slow their decline and increase, too," 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 $1.56 per gallon, 13 cents more than last week’s average but still $1.34 less than this time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($1.69), Jackson ($1.59), Ann Arbor ($1.59) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Flint ($1.49), Grand Rapids ($1.49), Saginaw ($1.50)

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  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
  • 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



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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