Metro Detroit gas prices see nearly 10 cent fall this week

Posted at 7:23 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 07:33:25-05

After gas prices rose to nearly $3.00 a gallon in some metro Detroit areas a couple weeks ago, drivers are now seeing some relief at the pump.

According to GasBuddy, prices in metro Detroit have fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, with the average now at $2.65 per gallon. GasBuddy surveyed 1,734 gas stations in the area.

That's compared to the national average, which is down 2.6 cents to $2.54 per gallon. 

Gas is still significantly higher than it was a year ago. GasBuddy said it is 61.4 cents higher per gallon than the same day one year ago and 8 cents higher than a month ago.

Last year, the average price at this time was $2.03 per gallon, and it was even cheaper than that, at $1.94 per gallon in 2015. Prices were significantly higher in years past, with 2014 being $2.87 per gallon, $3.18 in 2013 and $3.51 in 2012.

Areas around southeast Michigan also saw lower gas prices, with Ann Arbor down 7.2 cents to $2.69 and Flint down 13.4 cents to $2.56.