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Michigan Gas Prices Soar to New Highs, Straining Budgets Ahead of Spring Break

Gas prices in Michigan have surged alarmingly, rising by 12 cents per gallon in the past week alone and by a steep 44 cents over the past month. The current average price for a gallon of regular gas in the state is a concerning $3.63, significantly higher than the national average of $3.52. This increase is particularly troubling as it coincides with the seasonal shift to more expensive summer-grade gasoline.

As Michigan families gear up for spring break travel, they are faced with daunting fuel costs. According to AAA, the state has experienced record-breaking price hikes for the third consecutive week. The average cost of regular gasoline in Michigan has now reached $3.63 per gallon, an 11-cent increase from last week's average of $3.52, and a dramatic 44-cent rise over the last month, compared to a national average that remains at $3.52 per gallon.

Adrienne Woodland, AAA spokesperson, expressed concern, stating, "Michigan motorists are encountering relentless price increases at the pump, with the state average reaching an unprecedented high for 2024. Given the ongoing surge in demand coupled with the tight supply, we are apprehensive that gas prices will continue to escalate, further straining household budgets.

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