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2023
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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Increase 9 Cents From Last Week

The Michigan state average is still down $1.09 compared to this time last year

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 17, 2023) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 9 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.56 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 4 cents less than this time last month and $1.09 less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $53 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of about $25 from 2022's highest price last June.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased significantly from 9.6 to 8.76 million b/d. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks stayed flat at 219.5 million bbl. Although lower gas demand typically pushes pump prices lower, rising oil prices have lifted them.

At the close of Wednesday's formal trading session, WTI increased by 92 cents to settle at $75.75. Oil prices increased last week due to rising market optimism that fewer interest rate hikes may be on the horizon. This follows the release of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which saw a smaller-than-expected increase in June. Before the release of the CPI report, the market had been concerned that more interest rate increases could tip the economy into a recession. If a recession occurs, oil demand and prices will likely decline. Additionally, the EIA reported that total domestic commercial crude inventories increased by 5.9 million bbl to 458.1 million bbl.

"Michigan motorists are seeing higher prices at the pump compared to last week," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "If oil prices continue to rise, pump prices will likely follow suit."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit's current average is $3.59 per gallon, about 3 cents more than last week's average but still $1.11 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 ($3.62), Metro Detroit ($3.59), Jackson ($3.57)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($3.50), Grand Rapids ($3.52), Flint ($3.53)


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

$3.56

$3.57

$3.54

$3.58

$4.55

$3.10 (Dec. 23)

$5.02 (June 14)

$5.02 (June 2022)

Michigan

$3.56

$3.56

$3.47

$3.60

$4.65

$2.97 (Dec. 23)

$5.22 (June 11)

$5.22 (June 2022)

Detroit

$3.59

$3.59

$3.55

$3.65

$4.70

$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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