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MI gas prices jump up 11 cents a gallon

Submitted by on November 12, 2019 – 12:20 amNo Comment

Michigan motorists are paying more at the pumps after prices jumped up 11 cents per gallon over the week.

AAA says the new statewide average price for a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gas is about $2.52.

“Reduced supply and strong demand were the driving forces behind the increased prices,” said Gary Bubar, a spokesperson for AAA. “As supplies continue to fluctuate, prices at the pump will change. Demand is forecast to increase as we near the holiday season and that could lead to increased prices.”

Of the cities it surveys, AAA found the cheapest price for gas in Jackson and Marquette where it was $2.31 per gallon. The highest average price of $2.60 was found in Ann Arbor.

Drivers in the Alpena area were paying an average of about $2.45 per gallon early Tuesday morning, down 15 cents from one week ago.

Meanwhile, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline has remained steady over the past two weeks, at $2.69.