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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Spike Back Above $4 A Gallon

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Gas prices in Michigan jumped 27 cents from a week ago… taking the price over four dollars again.

“I’m certain motorists were surprised to see that jump in prices; the state average is currently $4.22 a gallon and that’s up about 27 cents from last week.”

Gas prices spiked back up above four dollars a gallon and Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson for AAA-The Auto Club Group in Michigan says tight gas supply in the Midwest and fluctuating crude oil prices are the driving factors.

“So, if crude oil prices continue to rise and supply stays tight we could possibly see prices increase and one of those factors for the tightening supply in the Midwest is that refinery fire in Toledo, and that refinery is still not back up to full capacity at this time.”

AAA says motorists are paying an average of $63 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $12 from 2021's highest price last November.

The most expensive gas price averages can be found in Saginaw, Benton Harbor and Grand Rapids, with the least expensive averages found in Traverse City, Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.