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Decreasing demand causing lower gas prices in Michigan

While the average price in Michigan is $3.39 per gallon, Grand Rapids has one of the lowest averages in the state at $3.27 per gallon.
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MICHIGAN, USA — The average gas price in Michigan has dropped since last week. Currently, Michiganders can expect to pay about $3.39 per gallon of regular unleaded gas.

This average is down eight cents since last week, but is eight cents higher than this time last month, according to AAA. To fill up a full 15-gallon tank of gas, Michiganders can anticipate paying about $50.

AAA spokesperson Adrienne Woodland says lower demand is driving the decrease.

"Michigan motorists are seeing some slight relief at the pump," said Woodland. "If demand does not spike, drivers could continue to see pump prices drift lower through this week."

The decrease is also impacted by the U.S. Federal Reserve increasing interest rates, which caused crude oil prices to drop. This, along with the decreased demand that is anticipated in 2023, could lead to lower prices throughout the year.

Prices may also be kept lower due to an increased global gas supply.

Grand Rapids is seeing some of the lowest average gas prices at $3.27 per gallon, along with Benton Harbor ($3.26) and Marquette ($3.33). On the other hand, Metro Detroit ($3.45), Ann Arbor ($3.42) and Jackson ($3.41) are seeing some of the highest prices in the state.

To see the average gas prices in Michigan and across the U.S., click here.

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