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Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 10:30 a.m.

Gas prices fall 8 cents since last week

By Paula Gardner

AAA Michigan says gasoline prices are down about 8 cents per gallon over the past week to a statewide average of $3.22.

However, many fuel centers in Washtenaw County already are charging less than that.

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The auto club said Monday the average is about 38 cents per gallon higher than last year at this time.

Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Saginaw and Bay City areas, where it's $3.10 a gallon. The highest average can be found in the Marquette area at $3.44.

Yet this morning, a gas-price website was reporting that many stations - particularly on the east side of Washtenaw County — were selling unleaded fuel for $3.13 per gallon or less.

The cheapest gas in the county as of Monday morning was $3.05 per gallon at Sam's Club and the BP at Michigan and Carpenter in Ypsilanti.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:15 p.m.

And they went right back up to 3.24 on Monday. So much for the supply/demand theory of Thanksgiving Weekend.


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 11:40 a.m.

In my opinion, thankful that the prices are coming down, but they should not be anymore that $2,50 at the very highest. The cost of oil has not risen, there are no disasters going on, but the oil companies continue fill their pockets with excessive profits. Everyone wishes for the economy to get better, one way would be to bring the price down and all the rest of the prices that rose because of the increase.