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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline Slightly After Setting New 2021-High

The Michigan state average is 10 cents more than a week ago

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 9, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan declined slightly after setting a new 2021-high of $3.31 per gallon on August 5. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.30 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is 10 cents more than a week ago. This price is 11 cents more than this time last month and $1.10 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $49 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $10 from when prices were their highest last January.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that gas demand increased from 9.33 million b/d to 9.78 million b/d. Not only is the demand reading very robust for peak driving season, but 2% higher than the same time period in 2019. Additionally, total domestic gas stocks declined by 5.3 million bbl to 228.9 million bbl. These trends, combined with high crude prices, have helped to increase pump prices.

At the close of Thursday's formal trading session, WTI increased by 94 cents to settle at $69.09. Prices increased due to tension in the Middle East, which heightened after Israeli military jets struck alleged rocket launch sites in Lebanon. Thursday's price increase comes after crude prices declined for three days due to market concerns about the impact of rising global COVID-19 infection rates on crude demand.

"According to data from the EIA, last week Midwest gasoline inventories dropped to their lowest point in over a month," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "Tightening supplies, alongside increased demand in the region, have Michigan drivers seeing some of the highest pump prices so far this year."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit's current average is $3.36 per gallon, about 6 cents more than last week's average and $1.12 more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.36), Ann Arbor ($3.35), Marquette ($3.27)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.20), Jackson ($3.23), Flint ($3.23)

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)

$2.61 (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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