National average for a gallon of gas could reach $6 this summer, report says

Are you planning a summer roadtrip?

On Friday (May 20), Michigan drivers can expect to pay $4.57 for a gallon of gas, the highest price ever. But one expert says it's going to get a whole lot worse.

DETROIT – Gas prices are soaring, but just how high will they go?

According to a new report by J.P. Morgan Chase, the national average could reach $6.20 per gallon very soon.

Currently, people are paying about $4.30 per gallon.

If gas reaches $6.20 per gallon, and you average about 20 miles per gallon, a trip from Detroit to Traverse City will cost $79.

If you’re heading out of state, a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will cost you $170.

If you have a cross-country road trip to the Grand Canyon planned, it’ll cost you around $612.

So, what can you do to help out with what could be a big price jump in the future? Set a budget and prepare immediately.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.