Gas Prices See Increase
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 06:00:40 EDT

The state average price of $2.82 for a gallon of regular gas increased by nearly four cents (3.9) in the past week, and is a dollar 41 ($1.41) higher than last year.

Annalists say while there was a larger supply, that helped keep prices in check as demand increased. The demand being one of the highest demands since March 2020, when social distancing restrictions were established that dramatically reduced gas demand. The current trend is also in line with typical spring driving season rates seen pre-pandemic, and prices are expected to .

State prices ranged between $2.46 and $3.39, while the national average was $2.88, Michigan being one of the states that saw the largest price increases.

As is a usual pattern, prices in Northeast Lower Michigan sharply increased, but rolled back slightly into the weekend. As of Sunday evening, locations included Gaylord $2.64... Tawas $2.72... Alpena $2.81... Oscoda $2.82... Grayling $2.87... while Cheboygan and Rogers City were $2.90.


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