(WXYZ) – Gas prices are on the rise again in Michigan and Metro Detroit, according to AAA Michigan.
The organization said prices in the state have risen 10 cents since last week to an average of $3.47 a gallon. That’s 37 cents more than last month and 25 cents more than this time last year.
According to AAA, this is because demand for gas has increased slightly which is pushing up pump prices. Data from the Energy Information Administration also found that winter storms contributed to tighter supplies in late 2022.
Prices in Metro Detroit rose about 12 cents to an average of $3.50 a gallon, up about 26 cents from last year.
“Increased gas demand and higher oil prices have contributed to higher prices at the pump,” said Adrienne Woodland, a spokeswoman for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “If demand remains strong, drivers will see an increase in pump prices over the course of the week.”
- Most expensive gas price average: Metro Detroit ($3.50), Ann Arbor ($3.48), Lansing ($3.45)
- Least expensive gas price average: Benton Harbor ($3.35), Traverse City ($3.37), Grand Rapids ($3.41)