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The Michigan state average is down 6 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 19, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 6 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.06 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is the same as this time last month and 62 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $31 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $13 from when prices were their highest last July.

In the new weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 8.90 million b/d to 8.58 million b/d. Low demand, even as total domestic stocks decreased by 1.6 million bbl to 225.1 million bbl last week, has helped pump prices decrease.

"Pump prices will likely continue to decline as demand drops due to fewer road trips taken in the fall," 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 $2.11 per gallon, about 3 cents less than last week's average and about 56 cents less than this same time last year.

Also, October 18 – 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week. AAA has been an advocate for safe driving for over 100 years. We care about the safety of teen drivers, who may be particularly vulnerable to challenges on the road. That's why we will be sharing important safety information and tips about teen driver safety this week via Twitter @AAA_Michigan.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($2.29), Metro Detroit ($2.11), Saginaw ($2.08)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Lansing ($1.92), Flint ($1.97), Jackson ($1.97)

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 1.5 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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