More pain at the pump: Gas prices continue to climb statewide


Average daily gas prices in metro Detroit increased 6 cents from last week to $2.94 per gallon, which is 57 cents more than the same time previous year. Average gasoline prices rose in all 50 states last week after oil prices reached $71 per barrel, the highest since 2014, following news of President Trump's Iran withdrawal.

As we head into the summer, gas prices are going up.

"Gas prices are their highest in years, yet that doesn't seem to be slowing motorists down", said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. That's almost 5 percent more than past year and the most since 2005, AAA says.

Overall, the national average of gas prices has risen 15 cents per gallon during the last month. "The latest round of figures from the EIA shows that gasoline demand is significantly higher than this time previous year".

The most costly gasoline in the in California, where a gallon of regular is $3.69 on average, AAA said.

Huntsville- $2.57, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.56.

Despite the higher pump prices, AAA predicts more than more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, with 36.6 million of that number traveling by auto.

According to GasBuddy, states where prices moved most last week were: OH (up 15 cents); DE (up 11 cents); Michigan, Florida and Wyoming (up 10 cents); and Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri and West Virginia (up nine cents).