AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Fall 14 Cents
After the Labor Day holiday weekend, AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average weekly gas price has dropped about 14 cents. This is the third consecutive week that the state average has dropped. Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.36 per gallon.
Of the cities surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel, the lowest averages can be found in the Marquette area, where it's about $2.24 per gallon. The highest averages can be found in the Jackson area, where it's about $2.45 per gallon. Gas prices in the Flint area are averaging $2.32 a gallon.
AAA says gas prices usually drop after Labor Day, which is considered the end of the summer driving season. AAA also attributes the lower prices to cheaper oil costs, a seasonal decline in driving and the switchover to less costly winter-blend gasoline. AAA says that gas prices could fall below $2 per gallon by Christmas if the cost of crude oil remains low.