LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — This week, gas prices in Michigan soared up another 28 cents.
According to AAA, Michiganders are now paying an average of $4.32 per gallon for regular unleaded gas.
That $4.32 price tag is 35 cents more than last month and $1.24 more than this time last year.
“Tight gasoline stocks in the Midwest, coupled with rising demand and high crude oil prices sent Michigan gas prices soaring to a new record high,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices remain above $105 per barrel.”
Lansing is among the Michigan cities with the highest gas price, averaging around $4.35 per gallon, with Saginaw also charging $4.35 per gallon and $4.39 per gallon in Marquette.
As for the least expensive gas prices in the Great Lakes State, Traverse City is averaging $4.26 per gallon, and both Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit charge $4.30 per gallon.
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2021 Low||2021 High||Record High|
|National||$4.32||$4.30||$4.19||$4.14||$2.96||$2.25 (Jan. 1)||$3.42 (Nov. 5)||$4.33 (March 2022)|
|Michigan||$4.32||$4.32||$4.04||$3.97||$2.96||$2.17 (Jan. 10)||$3.43 (Nov. 7)||$4.32 (May 2022)|
|Detroit||$4.30||$4.28||$4.06||$4.01||$2.96||$2.20 (Jan. 7)||$3.40 (Nov. 6)||$4.30 (May 2022)|
AAA recommends the following tips 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 reduce the fuel economy.
- Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in fuel-saving programs.