AAA: Michigan gas prices up for first time in 9 weeks

Posted at 4:32 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 07:51:55-04

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan are up 11 cents compared to last week, the first increase in nine weeks, AAA Michigan reports.

Drivers are now paying an average price of $1.53 per gallon for regular unleaded. Overall, AAA says motorists are paying an average of $23 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline.

"As restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to reopen, gas demand is likely to continue increasing and pump prices are likely to slow their decline and increase, too," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Metro Detroit's current average is $1.56 per gallon.

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