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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Drop 11 Cents

The Michigan state average is lowest since February 2016

DEARBORN, Mich., (April 6, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 11 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $1.62 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is the lowest price seen since February 2016. This price is 67 cents less than this time last month and $1.18 less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $24 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $20 from when prices were their highest last July.

Pump prices continue to decline around the country as oil prices have decreased significantly in response to the increasing public health, financial and economic impact of COVID-19. In its weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released new data that showed gas demand decreased significantly — from 8.8 million b/d to 6.7 million b/d. According to EIA's historical gas demand data, demand has not been this low since 1993.

Additionally, domestic crude prices (West Texas Intermediate) increased from $20.31 to $25.32 per barrel last week amid reports of Saudi Arabia and Russia reaching a truce on their crude price war. Although the announcement has helped lift prices, crude prices are expected to remain low as the global impact of COVID-19 continues to increase.

"As more Americans practice social distancing, gas demand is likely to continue decreasing and push pump prices lower," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit's current average is $1.63 per gallon, about 10 cents less than last week's average and about $1.17 less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($1.83), Traverse City ($1.73), Ann Arbor ($1.71)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Flint ($1.58), Grand Rapids ($1.58), Saginaw ($1.62)

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

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High







$2.23 (Jan. 9)

$2.90 (May 3)

$4.11 (July 2008)







$2.02 (Jan. 2)

$2.95 (July 13)

$4.26 (May 2011)







$2.03 (Jan. 9)

$2.95 (July 13)

$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 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG). Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.