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2023
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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Drop 10 Cents from Last Week

The Michigan state average is down ahead of Labor Day weekend

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 28, 2023) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 10 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.76 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 10 cents more than this time last month but still 8 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $56 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of about $22 from 2022's highest price last June.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand jumped from 8.85 to 8.91 million b/d. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased slightly from 216.2 to 217.6 million bbl. Although demand increased, growing stock levels contributed to pushing prices lower.

At the close of Wednesday's formal trading session, WTI decreased by 75 cents to settle at $78.89. Oil prices declined last week amid market concerns that an economic slowdown in China, the world's largest importer of crude oil, could push global oil demand down, which could also lead to lower prices. The price of oil has declined despite the EIA reporting that total domestic commercial crude inventories decreased from 439.7 to 433.5 million bbl.

Drivers taking road trips this Labor Day weekend will likely see gas prices similar to last year. The Michigan state average for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.83 on Labor Day 2022.

"Michigan drivers are seeing slightly lower prices at the pump as Labor Day approaches," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "An increase in gas demand heading into the holiday weekend could reverse this downward trend."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit's current average is $3.79 per gallon, about 6 cents less than last week's average and 15 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 ($3.96), Traverse City ($3.86), Jackson ($3.83)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.69), Flint ($3.70), Saginaw ($3.73)


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

2022 Low

2022 High

Record High

National

$3.82

$3.82

$3.87

$3.71

$3.86

$3.10 (Dec. 23)

$5.02 (June 14)

$5.02 (June 2022)

Michigan

$3.76

$3.77

$3.86

$3.66

$3.84

$2.97 (Dec. 23)

$5.22 (June 11)

$5.22 (June 2022)

Detroit

$3.79

$3.78

$3.85

$3.66

$3.94

$2.95 (Dec. 22)

$5.31 (June 15)

$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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