New year begins with new gas tax and higher prices in Michigan
Get ready to pay more at the pump.
AAA Michigan reports the statewide average daily gas price increased about 3 cents.
Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.42 per gallon, about 2 cents more than last week’s average and about 49 cents more than this same time last year.
Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased about 3 cents. Metro Detroit’s current average is about $2.44 per gallon, 3 cents more than last week’s average and about 52 cents more than this same time last year.
Of the ten Michigan metro areas surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel prices, the lowest average price can be found in the Lansing/East Lansing area, where it’s about $2.34 a gallon.
The highest average price can be found in the Marquette area where it’s about $2.47 a gallon.
Michigan ranks 13th in the nation for most expensive average daily gas price. Michigan drivers will experience higher gas taxes of 7.3 cents in the New Year. This is part of the transportation funding package that was passed in 2015. It provides additional revenue that is needed for the state's infrastructure needs.
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