It’s a possibility, as a plan is currently emerging in the State Capitol to raise the sales tax from six to seven percent to help pay for road maintenance.
According to AAA Michigan, gas prices statewide are down by nearly 16 cents this week. GasBuddy.com, meanwhile, says average retail gasoline prices in Detroit fell 11.1 cents per gallon in the past week.
Auditors say an agency can do a better job inspecting gas station pumps to make sure consumers are getting what they pay for.
According to AAA Michigan, prices at the pump have risen about 3 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.66 per gallon.
GasBuddy.com says prices are down 15 cents in the past week to an average of $3.56. That’s 11 cents lower than one year ago.
AAA Michigan says gas prices have risen about 30 cents during the past week to a statewide average of around$3.83 per gallon.
Following last month’s sudden spike, relief at the pump didn’t last long in metro Detroit.
As of Sunday, June 23rd, gas prices in Detroit had fallen 28.8 cents per gallon, according to GasBuddy, and were averaging $3.55 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Based on the latest surveys from AAA Michigan and GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Detroit have fallen about 27 cents per gallon in the past week.
“Gas retailers are warned: we are watching and will not hesitate to take action if you hurt consumers and break Michigan law,” said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.