Area Gas Prices Edging Higher, Again

By Peter Neumann

Area Gas Prices Edging Higher, Again

September 3, 2013

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Average retail gasoline prices in Detroit have risen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week.

The average price of a gallon of gas was $3.68/g Sunday. according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,734 gas outlets in Detroit.

This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Detroit during the past week, prices yesterday were 39.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 8.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 18.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"American motorists faced with slightly higher gasoline prices going into Labor Day weekend still had good reason to be happy as they returned home," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Over just the long weekend Americans saved nearly 300 million dollars over what was spent for the four day weekend last year. The national average was close to 20-cents per gallon lower this year, and while Syria has dominated the news and so far caused a relatively small blip in gasoline prices, this summer driving season closed with the lowest prices since 2010," DeHaan said.

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