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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Drop 2 Cents Compared to a Week Ago

Despite the slight decrease, the Michigan state average is still 91 cents higher than this time last year

DEARBORN, Mich., (June 28, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan decreased 2 cents compared to last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 8 cents more than this time last month and 91 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $47 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $8 from when prices were their highest last January.

In its latest weekly report, new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that gas demand increased from 9.36 million b/d to 9.44 million b/d, while total domestic gas stocks decreased by 3 million bbl to 240 million bbl.

At the close of Thursday's formal trading session, WTI increased by 22 cents to settle at $73.30. Crude prices continue to ascend due to optimism that vaccine rollout will continue to help crude demand recover. In fact, the price of crude crossed the $73 per barrel threshold this week for the first time in nearly three years. Daily crude prices have not been this high since October 2018. Additionally, crude prices were bolstered by EIA's latest report revealing that total domestic crude supplies decreased by 7.6 million bbl to 459.1 million bbl.

"With supply and gas demand in sync last week, drivers saw minimal fluctuations in prices," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "However, increasing crude prices, while gas demand remains high, are likely to push pump prices higher ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend."

For the holiday, AAA expects 43 million Americans will drive to their destinations. That is the highest on record for this holiday and 5% more than the previous record in 2019. Michigan travel figures are also rebounding from last year. About 1.4 million Michigan residents are forecast to take a road trip during the holiday weekend. That's also the most on record, and 20% more than the 2020 holiday period.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased slightly. Metro Detroit's current average is $3.20 per gallon. This price is 2 cents more than last week's average and 96 cents 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 ($3.20), Ann Arbor ($3.16), Marquette ($3.14)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Grand Rapids ($3.03), Traverse City ($3.03), Lansing ($3.04)

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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