Slight drop in gas prices last week

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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 1Michigan 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

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.

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