Michigan drivers are feeling the pain at the pump this week.
AAA Michigan’s weekly fuel gauge survey shows motorists are paying nearly 27 cents more for a gallon of gas this week. The current statewide average is $3.44, up more than 78-cents from last year. In Metro Detroit, prices average $3.43 a gallon.
Prices are highest in Ann Arbor and Traverse City where prices average $3.46 a gallon. The lowest prices are in the Saginaw and Bay City area where prices are $3.41 a gallon.
The current prices are not a record. In July 2008, prices hit $4.21 in Michigan. However, the last time gas prices were this high was in October of 2008 when gas prices were $3.45.