Metro Detroit gas prices rise for 1st time in five weeks

Posted: 2:35 AM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 06:35:35Z

For the first time in five weeks, gas prices in Metro Detroit are on the rise, according to AAA Michigan.

The current average for the area is $2.37 per gallon, which is about two cents higher than last week's average.

The statewide average is $2.36 per gallon, up 9 cents from the past week.

Gas is most expensive in the Ann Arbor area, according to AAA Michigan. The least expensive gas can be found in the Traverse City area. AAA Michigan surveys 10 metro areas in Michigan.

AAA Michigan says the price fluctuation this week may be due to refinery issues in the Great Lakes region.

Once the issues are resolved, prices should drop again in the coming weeks. Lower crude oil prices are also expected to contribute to lower gas prices in the near future, AAA Michigan says.