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Gas prices lower this Labor Day in Michigan than last year

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Posted at 4:21 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 04:21:33-04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — This Labor Day drivers will be filling up on gas with prices at their lowest since 2004, according to Gas Buddy.

The national average currently sits at $2.19. Here in Michigan, AAA say Michigan drivers are paying on average $2.15 to fill up. That is 49 cents lower than this time last year.

Ahead of the holiday weekend, there is the potential for a slight increase at the pump.

“We forecasted that more than 700 million Americans would take trips this summer with 97 percent of those being road trips,” said Michigan Spokesperson for AAA Adrienne Woodland.

After Labor Day it’s typical to see gas prices go down, with summer travel wrapping up and refineries switching over to a less expensive winter blend.

However this year is far from typical, so it makes predicting what will happen to gas prices next tricky.

“With COVID-19 you know it is very unpredictable and it is a very fluid situation,” said Woodland.

The most expensive gas prices here in Michigan is in metro Detroit, Marquette and Saginaw. The least expensive is in Lansing, Traverse City and Grand Rapids.