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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Increase Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Michigan state average is up 3 cents compared to last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (May 31, 2022) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 3 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $4.60 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is a new record high. This price is 58 cents more than this time last month and $1.55 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $69 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $18 from when prices were their highest last November.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 500,000 bbl to 219.7 million bbl. Gasoline demand also dipped from 9 million b/d to 8.8 million b/d, approximately 700,000 b/d lower than a year ago. The softening of gas demand helped minimize price increases ahead of Memorial Day. However, gas demand may spike over the holiday weekend, as American drivers take to the roads for the holiday.

At the close of Wednesday's formal trading session, WTI increased by 56 cents to settle at $110.33. Crude prices increased slightly after EIA reported that the domestic crude supply decreased by 1 million bbl to 419.8 million bbl. The current level is approximately 13.3 percent lower than during the third week of May 2021. However, the price of oil faced strong headwinds earlier last week as the market continued to worry about an economic slowdown that could cause crude demand to decline. Crude prices will likely follow suit if demand drops.

"A spike in demand for the busy Memorial Day weekend helped push Michigan gas prices to a new record high," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "A post holiday decline in demand could have motorists seeing some stability at the pump, but if crude oil prices continue to trade above $105 per barrel then gas prices will likely remain elevated."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased, setting a new record high. Metro Detroit's current average is $4.71 per gallon, about 12 cents more than last week's average and $1.63 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 ($4.71), Marquette ($4.65), Ann Arbor ($4.62)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Grand Rapids ($4.49), Saginaw ($4.53), Lansing ($4.54)


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

2021 Low

2021 High

Record High

National

$4.62

$4.61

$4.60

$4.18

$3.05

$2.25 (Jan. 1)

$3.42 (Nov. 5)

$4.62 (May 2022)

Michigan

$4.60

$4.59

$4.57

$4.02

$3.05

$2.17 (Jan. 10)

$3.43 (Nov. 7)

$4.60 (May 2022)

Detroit

$4.71

$4.68

$4.59

$4.05

$3.08

$2.20 (Jan. 7)

$3.40 (Nov. 6)

$4.71 (May 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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