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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Fall Slightly

The Michigan state average is down 8 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 18, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 8 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 26 cents less than this time last month and about 6 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $37 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $10 from when prices were their highest last May.

According to newly released data from the Energy Information Administration, total domestic stocks of gasoline grew by 1.9 million bbl last week, bringing the current stock level to 219.1 million bbl. This is 7.5 million bbl lower than last year at this time.

"This growth in stock levels, amid robust demand, has helped to push prices down," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices will likely continue to drop through the week if the trend continues."

Last week, demand hit 9.32 million b/d — up slightly from 9.19 million b/d during the first week of November 2018.

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased. Metro Detroit's current average is $2.50 per gallon, about 4 cents less than last week's average and about 5 cents less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Ann Arbor ($2.54), Metro Detroit ($2.50), Benton Harbor ($2.43)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($2.29), Saginaw ($2.32), Traverse City ($2.33)

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

2018 Low

2018 High

Record High







$2.49 (1/3/2018)

$2.97 (5/26/2018)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)







$2.42 (2/21/2018)

$3.13 (5/25/2018)

$4.26 (5/4/2011)







$2.44 (2/27/2018)

$3.11 (5/25/2018)

$4.24 (5/4/2011)

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, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico 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 and 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.