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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Jump 27 Cents Compared to Last Week

The Michigan state average declined slightly after reaching a new record high

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 14, 2022) - Gas prices in Michigan declined slightly, after setting a new record of $4.26 per gallon on Thursday. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $4.24 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is up 27 cents from a week ago. This price is 89 cents more than this time last month and $1.43 more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $63 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; an increase of about $12 from when prices were their highest last November.

At the close of Friday's formal trading session, WTI increased by $3.31 to settle at $109.33, capping off a volatile week in the oil market that saw crude oil rise to $123.70 on Tuesday. Crude began to show some weakness Wednesday when the price began to decline. Crude continues to remain under several stressors right now, most notably the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

"After setting a new record high of $4.26 per gallon, Michigan gas prices dropped slightly," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "Despite the slight decrease, Michigan drivers are still facing the highest gas prices in over a decade."

Metro Detroit's average daily gas price also declined slightly after setting a new record high of $4.28 on Thursday. Metro Detroit's current average is $4.25 per gallon, about 25 cents more than last week's average and $1.49 more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($4.28), Ann Arbor ($4.26), Benton Harbor ($4.25)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Jackson ($4.22), Grand Rapids ($4.23), Flint ($4.23)

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. Click here for more information on ways AAA Members can save.


Regular Unleaded Gasoline



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2021 Low

2021 High

Record High







$2.25 (Jan. 1)

$3.42 (Nov. 5)

$4.33 (March 2022)







$2.17 (Jan. 10)

$3.43 (Nov. 7)

$4.26 (March 2022)







$2.20 (Jan. 7)

$3.40 (Nov. 6)

$4.28 (March 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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