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High Gas Prices Set Michigan Record

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May 2nd,  Middlebelt Road at Wick (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell).

May 2nd, Middlebelt Road at Wick (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell).

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Breaking a record is not always a good thing. Michigan gas prices, Tuesday, have reached the highest price ever recorded. AAA Michigan reports the statewide average price for an unleaded gallon of gasoline at just over $4.21. The previous record was slightly lower, set in July 2008. 

Filling up at a Marathon on Ryan Road near 12 Mile, one woman seemed genuinely excited about paying $4.02 (cash only).

“This really is the cheapest I’ve seen!” she said.

Mark Bonnett of Dearborn Heights told WWJ Newsradio 950 the rising price of gas is limiting his leisure time.

“Especially when you drive a Ford F-150 like me and probably many others. It’s ridiculous. You know, I can’t go where I wanna go and I have to just stay home. I mean, it’s outrageous! Something has to be done,” Bonnett said.

Filling up  in Livonia, Harold Dougherty agreed.

“It’s kind of ridiculous. Why is gas so high? They regulate cigarettes, liquor and everything else — but why is gas so high and they don’t regulate it?” he said.

According to GasBuddy.com, Michiganders will find some of the cheapest prices in Flint. At a Sunoco on Center at Davison Road, prices were reports at $3.89, cash only, or $3.98, credit. If you’re headed south, prices in Hillsdale, Michigan, have been reported at $3.98 and $3.99 per gallon.

In Metro Detroit, it looks like Macomb County is your best bet. GasBuddy reports the best deal, $3.99,  is at Costco on Market Street at Hall Road in Shelby Township.  Not a CostCo member?  Try the Marathon 
on Fort Street at Vreeland Road in Brownstown.

Do you know where to find a good deal? Comment below.

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