Oct. 15–Gasoline prices in Michigan fell 11.8 cents per gallon in the past week and were averaging $2.85 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of nearly 5,000 gas stations in Michigan.
With the last week’s change, prices were 9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 33.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. At the national level, gas prices rose 2.6 cents per gallon in the last month and were 42.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
“The last week has seen a flurry of events to keep an eye on, while the recent drop in oil prices materialized at pumps across the country, but no where have the declines been as large as Great Lakes states,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“While Great Lakes motorists were seeing lower prices, average prices along the West Coast, mainly in Washington and Oregon, have started to jump after a natural gas pipeline explosion last week pushed some refineries to close.”
Looking historically, the cheapest prices in the past five years were seen in 2016 when gasoline was $2.23 per gallon. The highest prices were seen in 2013 when gasoline was $3.45 per gallon.
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