The Michigan state average is 6 cents more than a week ago

25 February 2019

DETROIT, Mich., (February 25, 2019) — Gas prices in Michigan have declined the past four consecutive days, after setting a new 2019-high of $2.48 per gallon, last week. 

Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.43 per gallon for regular unleaded - 6 cents more than a week ago, and 22 cents more than this time last month. Still, drivers are paying 7 cents per gallon less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $36 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $11 from when prices were their highest last May.

So far this month, gas prices have averaged $2.32 per gallon – an increase of 21 cents from the monthly average in January, but 22 cents less than the monthly average in February 2018. 

Gas prices in Metro Detroit, have also drifted lower the past four days, after setting a new 2019-record of $2.44 per gallon. Since Wednesday, gas prices have declined an average total of 3 cents. 

Drivers in Detroit are now paying an average price of $2.41 per gallon. The Metro average is 6 cents more than a week ago, and 26 cents more than this time last month. Despite the recent uptick, drivers are paying an average of 4 cents per gallon less than this time last year. 

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($2.48), Benton Harbor ($2.47), Saginaw-Bay City-Midland ($2.46)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Traverse City ($2.29), Flint ($2.40), Metro Detroit ($2.41)

"Gas prices rose as predicted last week, due to crude price gains and oil refineries conducting seasonal maintenance," said Nancy Cain, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices may fluctuate over the next couple weeks, but will mostly follow an upward trend this spring, as demand rises and refineries switch to a more expensive summer-blend gasoline. AAA forecasts the national average should peak at around $2.75 by Memorial Day weekend. That opens the door for an average increase of another 35 cents this spring."

Crude oil has a significant impact on gas prices. About half of what drivers pay at the pump is influenced by the price of crude. Crude prices have risen more than $12 per barrel so far this year. Last week, oil prices steadily climbed. On Friday, the U.S. benchmark, WTI, settled at $57.26 per barrel on the NYMEX – an increase of nearly $2/b compared to the week before. The price of WTI remains nearly $6 per barrel below last year’s levels. 

Gas Price Tools

                                                                   CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                                                                     Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2018 High

Record High

National

$2.394

$2.392

$2.312

$2.274

$2.518

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Michigan

$2.428

$2.439

$2.374

$2.205

$2.500

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26    (5/4/2011)

Detroit

$2.414

$2.418

$2.352

$2.150

$2.446

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24    (5/4/2011)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages


Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations 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.

About The Auto Club Group 
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