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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 5 Cents

The Michigan state average is 18 cents higher than this time last month

DEARBORN, Mich., (January 11, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 5 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.17 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 18 cents more than this time last month but still 46 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $33 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $7 from when prices were their highest last January.

According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand fell from 8.1 million b/d to 7.4 million b/d — the lowest level recorded since the end of May 2020 — and total domestic supply increased by 4.5 million bbl to 241.1 million bbl last week. Domestic crude prices climbing above $50 per barrel and growing total refinery utilization, which increased from 79 percent to 81 percent in the latest EIA weekly report, have contributed to higher pump prices in some parts of the country.

"Despite the low demand, if crude prices continue to stay above $50 per barrel, Michigan drivers could see pump prices hold steady this week," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased slightly. Metro Detroit's current average is $2.21 per gallon, about 1 cent less than last week's average and about 40 cents less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($2.28), Metro Detroit ($2.21), Ann Arbor ($2.20)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Traverse City ($2.07), Saginaw ($2.09), Lansing ($2.12)

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.


Regular Unleaded Gasoline



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High







$1.77 (Apr. 29)

$2.60 (Jan. 9)

$4.11 (July 2008)







$1.41 (Apr. 28)

$2.63 (Jan. 9)

$4.26 (May 2011)







$1.42 (Apr. 28)

$2.62 (Jan. 9)

$4.24 (May 2011)

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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