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Michigan Gas Prices Continue to Rise

The Michigan state average is 9 cents more than this time last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (March 18, 2024) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 9 cents from a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $3.65 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is a new 2024-high. This price is 44 cents more than this time last month and 18 cents more than this time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $54 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of about $4 from 2023's highest price last August.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly from 9.01 to 9.04 million b/d. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks dropped by 5.6 million bbl to 234.1 million bbl. Higher gas demand, amid tightening supply, has pushed the national average higher.

At the close of Wednesday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by $2.16 to settle at $79.72. Oil prices jumped after Ukrainian drones hit Russian refineries. The extent of the damage is unclear, but repairs could curtail Russian petroleum product exports, including diesel, and lead it to import products it needs. Additionally, the EIA reported that total domestic commercial crude stocks decreased by 1.5 million bbl to 447 million bbl.

"Michigan motorists continue to see higher prices at the pump, with the state average reaching a new 2024-high," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "If demand continues to increase, alongside tight supply, gas prices will likely follow suit."

Compared to last week, Metro Detroit’s average daily gas price increased. Metro Detroit’s current average is $3.57 per gallon, about 9 cents more than last week’s average and 7 cents more than this same time last year.

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

  • Most expensive gas price averages:  Grand Rapids ($3.71), Jackson ($3.71), Saginaw ($3.70)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($3.49), Metro Detroit ($3.57), Flint ($3.60)

Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at 
  • 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



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2023 Low

2023 High

Record High







$3.07 (Dec. 18)

$3.88 (Aug. 17)

$5.02 (June 2022)







$2.90 (Dec. 31)

$3.92 (Aug. 14)

$5.22 (June 2022)







$2.94 (Dec. 31)

$3.88 (Aug. 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

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