State motorists are paying an average of $3.61 per gallon for gas this week, down 10 cents from last week and just over 53 cents from a year ago, according to AAA Michigan.

Gas prices in and around Flint are the lowest in the state. The average cost for a gallon of gas is just over $3.50 a gallon, down almost 20 cents from last week, and almost 70 cents from last year.

AAA surveys 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily. For more information, visit www.fuelgaugereport.com. To find the cheapest gas nationwide, go to AAA.com and look for AAA Fuel Price Finder.