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AAA:  MICHIGAN GAS PRICES DECLINE SLIGHTLY AFTER SETTING NEW 2019-HIGH

Michigan Business Network
March 4, 2019 4:00 PM

gasoline-175122_1280News Release Provided By AAA

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 4, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan declined 1 cent, after setting a new 2019-high of $2.49 per gallon on March 1. Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded - 5 cents more than a week ago and 33 cents more than this time last month. Still, drivers are paying about 6 cents less than this same time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $37 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $10 from when prices were their highest last May.

"While we've seen a slight decrease, the springtime increase in prices is not over yet," said Nancy Cain, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices may continue to fluctuate over the next few weeks, but will likely follow an upward trend 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."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.46 per gallon, about 5 cents more than last week’s average and about 5 cents less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($2.53), Marquette ($2.53), Lansing ($2.50) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Traverse City ($2.24), Benton Harbor ($2.45), Metro Detroit ($2.46)

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

2018 Low

2018 High

Record High

National

$2.43

$2.43

$2.40

$2.26

$2.53

$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Michigan

$2.48

$2.49

$2.43

$2.15

$2.54

$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)

Detroit

$2.46

$2.47

$2.41

$2.17

$2.51

$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

 

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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 www.GasPrices.AAA.com.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebookand LinkedIn.

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 9.6 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 AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

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