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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The $4 barrier

Another week, another price record
It wasn’t pretty: Friday afternoon, reported a Sam’s Club station near Flint was charging more than $4 a gallon for gasoline.
Sam’s Club. You know, the place with gas so cheap it drives down the prices for miles around.
Michigan’s ever-increasing fuel prices setting more new records this week. Statewide fuel price leader Speedway moved the price to $3.999 for a gallon of unleaded on Tuesday, and by the end of the day, the price across central Michigan settled within a few cents of that point.
Diesel prices made a major jump to a painful $4.59 a gallon in many places, and there’s no end in sight.
Average mid-Michigan prices were up 45 to 48 cents from a month ago; statewide, prices were up 46 cents from a month ago and 59 cents a gallon from a year ago.
Here is a look at some representative prices for a gallon of unleaded regular gas as of Friday afternoon:
Average price by county:
• Clare $3.96, up 6 cents from one week ago;
• Gratiot: $3.98, up 9 cents from last week;
• Isabella: $3.99, up 10 cents;
• Midland: $3.96, up 8 cents.
• Montcalm: $3.96, up 8 cents;
• Lowest reported prices in region: Greenville, Midland: $3.94
• Highest prices in region: Alma, Clare, Mt. Pleasant,: $3.99
• Lowest prices in state: Mt. Morris, $3.76
• Highest prices in state: Beaver Island, $4.99; Paradise, $4.17
• Statewide average Friday: $3.94
• Year ago: $3.35
• Lowest metro-area average: Detroit: $ 3.89
• Highest metro-area average: Traverse City, $3.99
• Lowest mid-Michigan diesel price: Stanton, $4.49
• Highest mid-Michigan diesel price: Alma, Greenville, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, $4.59
• Statewide diesel average: $4.56
Sources:, Oil Price Information Service through Michigan AAA.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riddle me this Joker: Gas is now $5.19 per gallon on Beaver Island, but diesel is only $5.10, how can this be?

9:06 AM 

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