Gas prices spike for the first time in 4 weeks in Michigan

Posted at 8:05 AM, Dec 21, 2020

(WXYZ) — Gas prices in Michigan and metro Detroit are up in the last week, according to AAA Michigan.

The company reports that prices are up 13 cents to an average of $2.14 per gallon. That's also 13 cents higher than this time last month, but 36 cents lower than this time last year.

In metro Detroit, prices are up 10 cents to $2.13 per gallon.

The most expensive prices are in Marquette at $2.23, Jackson at $2.16 and Saginaw at $2.15. Cheap prices are in Traverse City at $2.01, metro Detroit and Flint at $2.13.

According to a report from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand is up in the last week and supplies did tighten due to lower usage of refineries. It's the first time prices increased in the last month.

"The increase in the Michigan state average is likely temporary as the country enters the winter driving season — a time when gas demand typically hits the lowest levels for the year," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA - The Auto Club Group.