DETROIT – The national average for a gallon of gas fell to $4.21, down 14 cents since last week, according to AAA.
Michigan’s average cost for a gallon of gasoline sits at $4.22, down 20 cents from last week. Some counties are seeing an average of less than $3.99 a gallon.
“Despite an increase in demand, Michigan pump prices continue to decline,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “If demand continues to increase, alongside a drop in stocks, motorists could see a slow down in the price decreases at the pump.”
AAA reports that a slight uptick in gas demand as more people get gas could end the steady drop in daily prices.
“We know that most American drivers have made significant changes in their driving habits to cope with high gas prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But with gas below $4 a gallon at nearly half of the gas stations around the country, it’s possible that gas demand could rise.”
Survey data from AAA found that drivers are making “significant changes to cope with high pump prices.” Around 64% of adults have charged their driving habits or lifestyle since March and 23% made “major changes.” The top three changes included driving less, combining errands and reducing shopping or eating out.
The AAA said the national average of $4.21 is 63 cents less than a month ago and $1.04 more than a year ago.
On June 11, 2022, the cost for regular unleaded gas broke records when it hit $5.223 in Michigan. Diesel saw its highest ever recorded average price in Michigan with $5.960 on June 22, 2022.
|As of Aug. 1, 2022||Regular||Diesel|
|Week Ago Avg.||$4.420||$5.671|
|Month Ago Avg.||$4.977||$5.929|
|Year Ago Avg.||$3.202||$3.273|