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March
2023
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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Set New 2023-High

The Michigan state average is 7 cents more than a week ago

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 13, 2023) - Gas prices in Michigan have declined slightly, after setting a new 2023-high of $3.55 per gallon last week. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.53 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is up 7 cents from this time last week. This price is 22 cents more than this time last month but still 72 cents less than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $52 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of about $26 from 2022's highest price last June.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand declined from 9.11 million to 8.56 million b/d. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.1 million bbl to 238.1 million bbl. Although gas demand has declined, fluctuating oil prices have increased pump prices amid tighter supply.

At the close of Wednesday's formal trading session, WTI decreased by 92 cents to settle at $76.66. Crude prices decreased due to weaker domestic oil demand expectations for 2023 after the Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated that additional interest rate increases are likely. The market is concerned that rising interest rates could tip the U.S. economy into a recession, which would lower oil demand amid reduced economic activity. Additionally, the EIA reported that total domestic commercial crude inventories decreased by 1.7 million bbl to 478.5 million bbl.

"After seeing prices rise to a new 2023-high, Michigan motorists are seeing a slight decline in pump prices," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices have risen in part due to the switch to summer blend gasoline, however if demand and oil costs remain low, this upward trend could reverse."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit's current average is $3.55 per gallon, about 9 cents more than last week's average but still 70 cents less than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.55), Ann Arbor ($3.55), Jackson ($3.54)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.49), Grand Rapids ($3.50), Traverse City ($3.52)


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

$3.47

$3.47

$3.40

$3.42

$4.33

$3.10 (Dec. 23)

$5.02 (June 14)

$5.02 (June 2022)

Michigan

$3.54

$3.54

$3.46

$3.31

$4.25

$2.97 (Dec. 23)

$5.22 (June 11)

$5.22 (June 2022)

Detroit

$3.55

$3.55

$3.46

$3.37

$4.25

$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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