Gas prices in Michigan see slight increase after weeks of decline

Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 06:01:41-04

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan and metro Detroit are rising slightly once again after being on the decline for the past few weeks.

According to AAA Michigan, prices in metro Detroit increased 2 cents to an average of $3.99 per gallon. That's $1.19 more than this time last year.

In Michigan, prices also increased 2 cents to an average of $3.94 per gallon. That's 20 cents less than this time last month but $1.11 for than this time last year.

AAA reports that the crude oil market remains volatile heading into the end of the month.

“After weeks of declining prices, Michigan motorists are seeing slightly higher prices at the pump,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "With crude prices continuing to trade above $100 a barrel, pump prices will likely remain elevated."

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($4.08),  Ann Arbor ($4.01), Metro Detroit ($3.99)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Lansing ($3.80), Saginaw ($3.81), Grand Rapids ($3.84)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.
  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell's Fuel Rewards program can save 5 cents per gallon when they fill up at Shell. Click here [] for more information.