Michigan gas prices getting closer to $4

Apr 4, 2011

Gas prices in Michigan are now averaging $3.75 a gallon. AAA Michigan reports gas prices are up $0.91 from this time last year.

This is affecting Michiganders in different ways, some in their jobs, and some in how they volunteer.

Tasha Stetler is the Meals On Wheels Supervisor for Ingam County. She says many volunteers continued to drive for Meals on Wheels when gas prices rose to over $3 a gallon.  

“Most of our volunteers have been volunteering for years and... for them to just tell us, they can’t do it any more is not something they would do.”

But Stelter said she wasn't sure how $4 a gallon would affect the drivers who volunteer their services each week:

“I could see possibly, a few more volunteers not wanting to do it but for the most part, I think just more of them would claim the mileage reimbursement, because like I said, a lot of them don’t at this point.”

The highest gas prices in the state are in Lansing while the lowest are in Benton Harbor.

-Bridget Bodnar, Michigan Radio Newsroom