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Gas prices increase in metro Detroit significantly compared to last month

Posted at 4:25 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 04:25:01-04

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan and metro Detroit increased this week, according to AAA Michigan.

Prices in the state went up 1 cent compared to last week to an average of $1.85 per gallon. That's 37 cents more than this time last month, but more than $1 cheaper than last year.

“Pump prices are fluctuating as demand increases and gasoline stocks decrease,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “The boost in demand continues to push pump prices up around the country, as more states re-open businesses.”

In metro Detroit, prices are up 3 cents to $1.83 per gallon, but still $1.04 less than this same time last year.

Benton Harbor has the most expensive average at $1.89, followed by Lansing and Flint – both at $1.88.

Marquette had the cheapest at $1.82 followed by metro Detroit at $1.83 and Flint at $1.84.