Metro Detroit gas prices up 30 cents in 1 month, AAA says

Analysts predict prices could exceed $4 in May

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Regular gas prices in Metro Detroit have gone up more than 30 cents in the last month, according to AAA.

On Monday, Jan. 30, the average price for a regular gallon of gas costs $3.50. The average cost one month ago was $3.16, AAA reports -- that’s a 34 cent increase.

After dropping to and resting at around $3 per gallon, average gas prices have been on the rise throughout Michigan and the rest of the country the last several weeks.

The average price across Michigan was $3.46 on Monday, which is up seven cents from one week ago. Michigan’s averages are slightly lower than the national averages, which were $3.51 on Monday and $3.42 a week ago.

AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said that a “return of wintry conditions in February” could result in fewer drivers on the road, possibly reducing demand for gas. However, tech company Gasbuddy predicts that gas prices will continue to rise into the summer, potentially reaching $4 per gallon by May.

Check out our interactive map below, which shows average gas prices in most Michigan counties using AAA’s data.

Click here to see AAA’s gas price averages.

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