AAA predicts that 1.2 million Michiganders will travel this Labor Day weekend.
More than 90 percent will be driving.
Gasoline prices took their usual pre-holiday weekend jump earlier this week in Michigan. The statewide average is about $3.75.
But Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that’s not too bad.
“Keep in mind last year…prices were north of four dollars a gallon,” says DeHaan, “So prices this year are about 30 cents per gallon than where they were last year at this time.”
DeHaan says Michigan’s gasoline prices will probably dip a few cents each day through the holiday weekend.
DeHaan credits a calm 2013 hurricane season, fewer problems in the Middle East and fewer problems with the nation’s refineries.
He says Michigan gasoline prices could dip below three dollars a gallon by Thanksgiving, as long as there are no major disruptions to system this fall. Michigan's gasoline prices spiked over $4 this spring after problems forced two Midwestern oil refineries to shutdown for an extended period of time.