$5 gas prices arrive in Michigan: ‘It’s the worst’

For Michigan motorists, the pain at the pump hit a new high Friday, as the state’s average gas price neared $5 per gallon, with some frustrated drivers forced to shell out that much or more to fill up their tanks for the weekend. 

Timberley Williams pumps gas at the BP station at 2600 E. Jefferson in Detroit, where the price for regular unleaded was $5.29 a gallon on Friday, June 3, 2022.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline reached $4.94 on Friday, according to AAA Michigan — a jump of 13 cents from Thursday’s average price of $4.80.

According to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel costs, Detroit’s average price for regular unleaded is at $5.01. 

Rubbing salt into the wound, fuel costs in Michigan are higher than the national average, which has also spiked. Friday’s national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $4.76. That compares with $4.71 on Thursday. And Thursday’s price was up 9 cents from Monday.

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