Gas prices decrease slightly this week in metro Detroit and Michigan

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Posted at 5:43 AM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 05:43:36-04

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan are down 5 cents this week, according to AAA Michigan. They are also down just one cent in metro Detroit.

According to AAA, the average gas price in the state is now $3.25 per gallon, which is 8 cents higher than this time last month and $1.10 higher than this time last year.

In metro Detroit, the average price is $3.35 per gallon, which is $1.12 more than this time last year.

According to AAA, the Energy Information Administration reported gas demand dropped last week, which is a sign that summer gas demand is likely slowing down as school starts.

“As crude prices remain high, AAA expects the Michigan average to remain above $3 per gallon throughout the summer,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group.

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.35), Ann Arbor ($3.32), Marquette ($3.26)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.13), Lansing ($3.16), Flint ($3.16)