Economy
12:22 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Michigan gas prices on the rise


DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 30 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.83 per gallon.
The auto club says Monday the average is about 26 cents per gallon more than this time last year. The rise comes amid higher crude oil prices and a drop in U.S. supplies.
Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Traverse City area, where it's about $3.75 a gallon. The highest average is in Ann Arbor area at about $3.85 a gallon.
Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily.
 


Nationally over the last three weeks, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped a penny. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.59.
Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Charleston, S.C., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.22. Chicago has the highest at $4.04.