After months of steady increase, Michigan prices ease slightly

22 April 2019

DEARBORN, Mich., (April 22, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 10 cents compared to a week ago, which is the first weekly decrease in over two months. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.82 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 8 cents more than this time last month and about 6 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $42 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $5 from when prices were their highest last May.

"After months of steady increase, Michigan gas prices have eased slightly," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "But the springtime increase may not be over just yet. Should gasoline stocks tighten and demand increase then drivers could see gas prices continue to rise in the coming weeks."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.83 per gallon, about 6 cents less than last week’s average and about 3 cents less than this same time last year.

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  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($2.90), Ann Arbor ($2.86), Benton Harbor ($2.85) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Flint ($2.75), Grand Rapids ($2.75), Lansing ($2.76)

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  • 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 $2.84 $2.84 $2.83 $2.60 $2.76 $2.49   (1/3/2018) $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Michigan $2.82 $2.83 $2.92 $2.74 $2.88 $2.42 (2/21/2018) $3.13 (5/25/2018) $4.26 (5/4/2011)
Detroit $2.83 $2.84 $2.89 $2.67 $2.86 $2.44 (2/27/2018) $3.11 (5/25/2018) $4.24 (5/4/2011)
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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. 

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The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at Visit AAA on the Internet at