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Gas prices up 9 cents across Michigan

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The statewide average weekly gas price has increased about 9 cents from the previous week, AAA Michigan reports.

This is the second week in a row that the statewide average weekly gas price has increased.

Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.43 per gallon, about 9 cents more than last week's average and about 99 cents less than this same time last year.

Metro Detroit's average weekly gas price has increased about 8 cents from the previous week.

This is the second week in a row that Metro Detroit's average weekly gas price has increased.

The current Metro Detroit average is about $2.42 per gallon, about 8 cents more than last week and about $1 less than this same time last year.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel, the lowest average price can be found in the Marquette area, where it's about $2.34 per gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Traverse City area, where it's about $2.47 a gallon.

Michigan is one of the Midwestern states experiencing a higher week-over-week price trend.

Prices in the Midwest have consistently been among the most volatile in the nation over the past several years.

The largest savings at the pump are seen in Midwest states where averages continue to move lower following the resolution of localized refinery issues : Illinois (-62 cents), Indiana (-56 cents), Michigan (-54 cents) and Wisconsin (-52 cents).