Gas prices in Michigan increase 8 cents this week

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 05:48:34-04

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan increased 8 cents to an average of $3.21 per gallon, according to AAA Michigan.

That's 10 cents less than this time last month, but still $1.11 more than this time last year.

In metro Detroit, the average gas price stayed the same at $3.27 per gallon, which is $1.09 more than this time last year.

According to AAA, Hurricane Ida took about 13% of U.S. refining capacity offline, and no restart dates have been announced.

“The impact of Hurricane Ida caused a sharp spike in gas prices last week ahead of Labor Day weekend,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “The Michigan state average is beginning to trend downward, so drivers could possibly see some stability at the pump this week.”

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.27), Ann Arbor ($3.26), Marquette ($3.22)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.13), Traverse City ($3.14), Grand Rapids ($3.16)