AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Surge Seven Cents
Just ahead of the Labor Day holiday, AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price has increased seven cents from last week. Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.39 per gallon.
Of the ten Michigan metro areas surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel prices, the lowest prices for the second week in a row can be found in Traverse City area where gas is averaging $2.32 a gallon. The highest averages can be found in the Ann Arbor area at nearly $2.46 per gallon. Gas prices in and around the Flint area were averaging slightly less than the statewide average at $2.38 per gallon.
AAA says for the second straight week, Michigan ranks ninth in the nation for the most expensive gas prices and that while prices in recent weeks have been a mixed bag of increases and decreases, regional prices have moved universally higher. The volatility has been added to by operations at a Midwest refinery which has been slow to come back on line following production problems.