AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Jump 13 Cents
Just ahead of the Memorial Holiday weekend, AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price has increased 13 cents in the last week. Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.39 per gallon.
AAA attributes the spike in prices to volatility in recent weeks and prices rising due to more expensive crude oil costs brought about by the wildfires in Canada and supply disruptions in other oil producing countries.
Of the ten Michigan metro areas surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel prices, the lowest averages can be found in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area where it's about $2.36 per gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Traverse City area where it's about $2.43 per gallon. Gas prices in and around the Flint area were averaging $2.39 a gallon as of Sunday.