Gas Prices Skyrocket

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- AAA Michigan says gasoline prices are up 12 cents per gallon over the past week to a statewide average of $2.90 after a leak forced the closure of a Chicago-area oil pipeline.
The auto club says Monday the statewide average is 36 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time.
Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve regular fuel is in the Traverse City area, where it's $2.75 a gallon. The highest average can be found in the Ann Arbor area at $2.96.
Enbridge Energy Partners owns the Chicago-area pipeline. That's the same company that owns a pipeline that leaked hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil near Marshall in southern Michigan in July.
Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily.

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  • by Doug on Sep 15, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    I just don't understand. Oil prices are up 11% from a year ago but gas is up 16%. And actually oil prices are down $5 a barrel from a month ago but gas is up 6 to 10 cents a gallon from the same time. Looks funny to me.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 at 06:34 PM
    Like most big businesses they don't give a darn who higher prices hurt.No they don't hurt the rich guy,but wow they sure do the poor ones,fixed income ones like social security,disabled,welfare and low paid working class.It is a shame greed don't care who gets in it's way.They should have better pipelines and take care of things much better especially with what most have to pay out to them.Always an excuse for money to get bigger money.Things like this should not fall on the people.Like some businesses they need to take the bad with the good and leave greed out of it.When gas prices go up,my food money gets less and that hurts.I'm sure the gas co don't care.
  • by Sean Location: Detroit on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM
    This is the same company that had a pipline leak in Michigan and now here is another one. We have to pay the price with our enviroment , our taxes, and now at the pump. I think Enbridge should not only have to pay the cost for cleanup but also refund us the difference for the increase at the pump.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    Why is Granholm STILL allowing price gauging?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 at 06:48 AM
    I've seen $3.09 at BP in Fowlerville.
  • by brad on Sep 13, 2010 at 06:19 AM
    Just like a typical republican always blaming everyone else the question I have is why did gas go up saturday,if I remember correctly crude oil is a commodity and is traded on the stockmarket which is not open on the weekends so I believe that is call price goudging
  • by lb on Sep 13, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    Sooooooooo---the company that owns the pipelines that have sprung a leak aren't responsible for the repair and the loss? It's up to the consumers to pay for it? Wow, wish I owned a business like that! Too bad that the oil companies have the politicians in their back pockets. Guess this still isn't price gouging!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    SO how come nobody is outraged and calling on barack ..Why is nobody blaming him? President Bush has been out of office for almost 2 years..Are many of you still wanting to blame him? Barack is at the helm now, and prices are still rising..Be outraged with him, call on him to get these prices down!
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