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Michigan Gas Prices Rise to Highest Since October 2019
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:06:36 EST
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Gas prices in Michigan are up 17 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.64 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is the highest price seen since October of 2019. This price is 35 cents more than this time last month and 15 cents more than this time last year. The most expensive gas price average can be found in Marquette at $2.65 per gallon while the least expensive is in Traverse City at $2.58 a gallon. Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, for the Auto Club Group said "The recent unprecedented winter weather has crippled Gulf Coast refineries, sending gas prices soaring nationwide," adding "Warmer weather in the Gulf Coast will assist with getting refinery operations up and running again, but until then the impact may result in pump price increases over the next few days." Compared to last week, Metro Detroit's average daily gas price increased to the current average of $2.64 per gallon, about 16 cents more than last week's average and 18 cents more than this same time last year.