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AAA Michigan: Statewide gas prices drop 9 cents

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Posted at 4:49 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 05:40:51-05

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan dropped 9 cents compared to a week ago, AAA Michigan reports.

AAA Michigan says drivers are now paying an average of $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded.

"As stocks continue to grow, while demand decreases, pump prices are likely to continue seeing downward pressure through this week," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "While Michigan gas prices are higher compared to this time last year, this year-over-year difference is due to higher crude prices this winter over last."

Motorists are paying an average of $37 for a full 15-gallon tank of gas.

Compared to last week, AAA says metro Detroit's average daily gas price decreased slightly and the average is about $2.54 per gallon.

The most expensive averages were found in Ann Arbor ($2.57), Metro Detroit ($2.54) and Marquette ($2.50.) The least expensive gas price averages were found in Jackson ($2.31), Traverse City ($2.37) and Grand Rapids ($2.38.)