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2022
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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 15 Cents from a Week Ago

The Michigan state average is still up 90 cents compared to last year

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 17, 2022) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 15 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $4.21 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 40 cents more than this time last month and 90 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $63 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $12 from 2021's highest price last November.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand decreased nationally from 9.47 million b/d to 8.28 million b/d, and total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 2 million bbl to 209.5 million bbl. Lower gasoline demand, amid increasing supply and fluctuating oil prices, has contributed to the national average moving downward.

At the close of Wednesday's formal trading session, WTI decreased by $2.08 to settle at $87.27. Crude prices declined last week due to ongoing market concerns about crude demand as fear of a recession has increased. If economic growth stalls or declines, crude demand is likely to follow suit alongside prices. Additionally, ongoing COVID lockdowns in China have also contributed to concerns that oil demand may stumble and push prices lower.

"After weeks of steady increases, Michigan motorists are finally seeing some relief at the pump," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "If demand continues to drop, as oil prices slide, drivers could see pump price increases slow and decreases grow through the week."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit's current average is $4.08 per gallon, about 21 cents less than last week's average but still 78 cents more than this same time last year.

Click here to view AAA's state and metro gas averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Lansing ($4.32), Jackson ($4.31), Saginaw ($4.30)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Traverse City ($4.07), Metro Detroit ($4.08), Ann Arbor ($4.21)


Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.
  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell's Fuel Rewards program can save 5 cents per gallon when they fill up at Shell. Click here for more information.


CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2021 Low

2021 High

Record High

National

$3.89

$3.89

$3.91

$3.69

$3.31

$2.25 (Jan. 1)

$3.42 (Nov. 5)

$5.02 (June 2022)

Michigan

$4.21

$4.22

$4.36

$3.81

$3.31

$2.17 (Jan. 10)

$3.43 (Nov. 7)

$5.22 (June 2022)

Detroit

$4.08

$4.10

$4.29

$3.91

$3.30

$2.20 (Jan. 7)

$3.40 (Nov. 6)

$5.31 (June 2022)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
Every day up to 130,000 stations in the nation and more than 4,200 stations in Michigan are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.5 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG). Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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