(WXYZ) — Gas prices in metro Detroit saw a huge spike from last week, according to AAA Michigan. Prices are up 17 cents in the state.
According to AAA, the average price of gas is now $3.46 per gallon, which is 7 cents more than this time last month but 41 cents less than this time last year.
In metro Detroit, AAA reports prices are up 13 cents to $3.46 per gallon, which is 40 cents less than this time last year.
Data from the Energy Information Administration found gas demand saw a big jump while gas stocks decreased, meaning higher demand and tighter supply is leading to a rise in prices.
"Michigan motorists are seeing much higher prices at the pump compared to last week," said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. "If demand continues to grow, alongside tightening supply, drivers are likely to see gas prices continue to rise."
- Most expensive gas price averages: Lansing ($3.48), Ann Arbor ($3.47), Flint ($3.47)
- Least expensive gas price averages: Marquette ($3.35), Grand Rapids ($3.45), Traverse City ($3.45)