Statewide gas prices have increased 11 cents according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is about $2.42 per gallon. It's the fifth week in a row that the statewide average weekly gas price has increased.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA Michigan, the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel can be found in the Metro Detroit area, where it's about $2.38 per gallon. Gas prices in and around the Flint area are averaging around $2.42 while the highest averages can be found in the Traverse City area where it's about $2.49 per gallon.

AAA attributes the recent spike in gas prices to refineries conducting seasonal maintenance and the bitterly cold weather in the Midwest which has led to a number of refinery problems.

AAA surveys more than 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily. For more information, and to find the cheapest gas prices, visit