AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Jump 19 cents from a week ago
Rising crude oil prices coupled with tightening supply due to refinery issues continues to put upward pressure on pump prices
Gas prices in Michigan continue the upward trend, rising 19 cents compared to last week.
AAA says Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $4.36 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 50 cents more than this time last month and $1.03 more than this time last year.
Motorists are paying an average of $65 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $14 from 2021's highest price last November.
According to new data from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand increased nationally.
High gasoline demand, amid tight supply, has led to higher pump prices nationwide.
Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group, says, "Rising crude oil prices coupled with tightening supply due to refinery issues continues to put upward pressure on pump prices,” she adds, "If demand declines, it could possibly slow down the price increases that Michigan motorists have seen for the past few weeks."
The most expensive gas price averages can be found in Lansing, Saginaw and Flint while the least expensive gas price averages are found in Metro Detroit, Traverse City and Benton Harbor.