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Michigan gas prices down 23 cents per gallon

Michigan gas prices drop below four dollars a gallon. However, AAA says the state average is still likely to set a record high for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Gas prices in Michigan are down 23 cents from a week ago, ahead of Thanksgiving where AAA forecasts 1.5 million Michiganders will set out for a holiday road trip.

Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.81 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 31 cents less than this time last month but still 45 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $57 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $6 from 2021's highest price last November.

Despite the recent declines, pump prices could still set new record highs for the holiday. In Michigan, the highest daily average price for Thanksgiving was set back in 2012, at $3.61 per gallon, which is 20 cents less than our current average price of $3.81 per gallon.

Adrienne Woodland, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group says, quote, “Higher gas prices don’t seem to be enough to stop people from traveling to be with family and friends,” adding, “We’ve found that when gas prices are high, travelers look to offset the added cost by spending less on a hotel, shopping or dining out.”

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

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.
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