Gas prices all over Michigan are rising in response to a refinery shutdown in Indiana
Ryan Grimes

Drivers all over Michigan are being hit by sticker shock at the gas pump.

Even though crude oil fell to a six-year low earlier this week, gas prices are skyrocketing.

What happened?

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Small but mighty. That's the Rotary Charities of Traverse City.

They've taken profits from oil and gas wells and put that money right back into improving Traverse City in many ways. It's a perfect example of a non-profit making a powerful impact on its community.

The Rotary Charities are connected to the local Traverse City Rotary Club and value the organization's culture of "service above self."


Good news, drivers. Look out for a summer of road trips that will be cheaper than they've been for the past six years.

Right now, national gas prices average around $2.40 per gallon while Michigan gas prices average around $2.37 per gallon. And gas prices for the summer – a time when drivers take to the roads a bit more than in the winter – are projected to stay at about those same levels.

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Aside from a brief spike in prices two weeks ago, Michigan’s average statewide price for a gallon of regular gasoline has stayed below two dollars.

Monday, motorists in Detroit and Ypsilanti were paying less than $1.60 for a gallon of gas.   

Michigan has the 11th lowest gasoline prices in the U.S.