AAA: Michigan gas prices set new high in 2019

By  | 

DEARBORN, Mich. (WILX) -- Gas prices in Michigan are up 4 cents compared to a week ago, according to numbers released by AAA Monday. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is down 1-cent after setting a new 2019-high of $2.53 per gallon on March 8.

"While prices may continue to fluctuate, the springtime increase is not over yet," said Nancy Cain, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "As the nation exits the winter driving season, motorists should expect pump prices to continue to rise as demand increases and stocks of gasoline tighten."

While this price is 23-cents more than this time last month, drivers are still paying about 7 cents less than this same time last year.

Motorists are paying an average of $38 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $9 from when prices were their highest last May.

•Most expensive gas price averages: Saginaw ($2.56), Ann Arbor ($2.55), Grand Rapids ($2.53)
•Least expensive gas price averages: Traverse City ($2.27), Benton Harbor ($2.49), Flint ($2.50)

Lansing gas prices have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 177 stations. Gas prices in Lansing are 23.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 8.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.