The Michigan state average is up 4 cents compared to last week

26 April 2021

DEARBORN, Mich., (April 26, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan increased 4 cents compared to a week ago.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.83 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 12 cents more than this time last month and $1.41 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $42 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $3 from when prices were their highest last January.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 100,000 bbl to 235 million bbl. The increase helped to minimize pump price increases as demand increased from 8.94 million b/d to 9.1 million b/d. This demand estimate is one of the highest since March 2020, when social distancing restrictions were established that dramatically reduced gas demand, and is in line with typical spring driving season rates seen pre-pandemic.

At the close of Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by eight cents to settle at $61.43. Crude prices increased despite growing market concern that surging coronavirus infection rates in Asia may derail expectations for crude demand recovery. Additionally, EIA’s weekly report revealed that total domestic crude inventory increased by 600,000 bbl to 493 million bbl, contributing to downward pressure on crude prices.

“Increasing gas stocks helped keep pump prices in check last week, despite demand rising to pre-pandemic rates,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Continued growth in total domestic supply will likely help pump prices hold steady through this week.”

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased slightly. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.80 per gallon, about 1 cent less than last week’s average and $1.37 more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($2.87), Marquette ($2.87), Grand Rapids ($2.86)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Ann Arbor ($2.79), Metro Detroit ($2.80), Traverse City ($2.81)


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

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High

National

$2.89

$2.89

$2.87

$2.87

$1.78

$1.77 (Apr. 29)

$2.60 (Jan. 9)

$4.11 (July 2008)

Michigan

$2.83

$2.83

$2.79

$2.71

$1.42

$1.41 (Apr. 28)

$2.63 (Jan. 9)

$4.26 (May 2011)

Detroit

 $2.80 

$2.80

$2.81

$2.72

$1.43

$1.42 (Apr. 28)

$2.61 (Jan. 9)

$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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