Michigan gas prices top $2 for the first time since 2015
Prices expected to rise even higher
AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price increased 5 cents from the previous week to about $2.02 per gallon.
That’s about 5 cents more than last week’s average and about 42 cents less than this same time last year.
This is the sixth consecutive week that the statewide average daily gas prices have increased and the first time since November 2015 that the statewide average daily gas prices has been more than $2.
Metro Detroit’s current daily gas price average is about $1.98 per gallon and about 44 cents less than this same time last year.
Of the 10 Michigan metro areas surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel prices, the lowest average price can be found in the Ann Arbor area where it’s about $1.98 per gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Marquette area where it’s about $2.07 a gallon.
Michigan ranked ninth in the nation for largest monthly increase in gas prices.
Pump prices remain under pressure due to the spring refinery maintenance season and increasing demand for gasoline.
Prices may move significantly higher soon due to fluctuations in local supply and demand associated with continued maintenance and preparations for summer-blend gasoline in advance of the June 1 deadline for retail facilities to sell the cleaner blend.
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