AAA: Michigan gas prices keep dropping

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The Michigan state average is down 12 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN  Gas prices in Michigan dropped 12 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.63 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 28 cents less than this time last month and about 41 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $40 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $7 from when prices were their highest last May.

Increased stocks of gasoline continue to push pump prices lower, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest weekly petroleum report, EIA revealed that total domestic inventories of gasoline grew by nearly a million bbl last week and now sit at 234.9 million bbl. At the same time, gasoline demand increased by 436,000 b/d to 9.9 million b/d.

As the summer driving season gets underway, increased gas stocks will help to supply high demand and keep prices low, said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $2.71 per gallon, about 6 cents less than last week’s average and about 33 cents less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($2.74), Metro Detroit ($2.71), Ann Arbor ($2.71) 
  • Least expensive gas price averages:  Grand Rapids ($2.49), Saginaw ($2.51), Flint ($2.52)

Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
  • 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




Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2018 Low

2018 High

Record High







$2.49   (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)







$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)







$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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

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