Average gas prices in Metro Detroit hit $4 a gallon

Gas prices in Michigan up an average of 13 cents from last week

(Rogelio V. Solis, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

DEARBORN, Mich. – Gas prices in Michigan are up 13 cents from a week ago, according to AAA.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Michigan is now at $3.94. That’s 7 cents more than this time last month and 70 cents more than this time last year.

Drivers are now paying an average of $59 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline. The national average for a gallon of gas declined for 98 days in a row, but reversed course last week.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 8.49 million b/d to 8.32 million b/d. The EIA said total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 1.6 million bbl to 214.6 million bbl.

The AAA said tight supply and fluctuating oil prices have increased the national average. If gas demand remains low and continues to drop, pump price increases are expected to be minimized as the supply increases.

“Michigan motorists are paying more at the pump this week, with some metro areas seeing prices above $4 a gallon,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group.

Metro Detroit’s current average is $4.00 per gallon, about 9 cents more than last week’s average and 72 cents more than this time last year.

The most expensive gas price averages are in Marquette ($4.02), Metro Detroit ($4.00), Ann Arbor ($3.96). The least expensive gas price averages are in Traverse City ($3.84), Grand Rapids ($3.87), Lansing ($3.89).

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