The Michigan state average is up 2 cents compared to last week

21 February 2022

DEARBORN, Mich., (February 21, 2022) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 2 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.37 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 14 cents more than this time last month and 73 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $50 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an discount of about $1 from when prices were their highest last November.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.3 million bbl to 247.1 million bbl. On the other hand, gasoline demand decreased from 9.13 million b/d to 8.57 million b/d. Typically, a decrease in gas demand during winter would put downward pressure on pump prices, but elevated crude prices continue to push pump prices higher.

At the close of Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by $1.90 to settle at $91.76. Although crude prices slipped due to increased market expectations that more oil could enter the global market if the U.S. and Iran complete a new nuclear agreement, and sanctions are lifted, the tension between Russia and Ukraine contributed to rising oil prices earlier last week. Russia is a member of OPEC+, and any sanctions based on their actions toward Ukraine may cause it to withhold crude oil from the global market. Additionally, EIA reported that total domestic crude stocks increased by 1.1 million bbl to 411.5 million bbl. The current stock level is approximately 11 percent lower than mid-February 2021, contributing to pressure on domestic crude prices.

"Despite a decrease in demand, higher crude oil prices helped put pressure on Michigan pump prices pushing them slightly higher," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "As crude prices continue to climb, pump prices will likely follow suit."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $3.40 per gallon, about 1 cent more than last week’s average and 76 cents more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($3.47), Metro Detroit ($3.40), Ann Arbor ($3.37)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($3.34), Grand Rapids ($3.34), Traverse City ($3.34)

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

2021 Low

2021 High

Record High

National

$3.53

$3.53

$3.49

$3.32

$2.62

$2.25 (Jan. 1)

$3.42 (Nov. 5)

$4.11 (July 2008)

Michigan

 $3.37 

$3.37

$3.35

$3.23

$2.64

$2.17 (Jan. 10)

$3.43 (Nov. 7)

$4.26 (May 2011)

Detroit

$3.40

$3.40

$3.39

 $3.21 

$2.64

$2.20 (Jan. 7)

$3.40 (Nov. 6)

$4.24 (May 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.

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