Gas Prices Down In West Michigan, But For How Long?
On the way in to work today, I noticed gas prices are down. How long will this last especially after Hurricane Ida?
Needless to say, I'm glad I'm driving my truck today because with these lower gas prices I plan on filling up at the end of the day and filling up my gas cans for my mower.
On average, gas prices are down 40 cents or more per gallon in West Michigan. I saw a gas station in Cedar Springs this morning that was $2.77. I checked out gasbuddy.com today and found gas as cheap as $2.68 in Sparta at the Wesco gas station and $2.69 in Comstock Park at the Citgo. I am so down with cheaper gas prices.
According to FOX 17, historical gasoline prices in Detroit and the national average going back ten years:
August 30, 2020: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)August 30, 2019: $2.71/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)August 30, 2018: $2.90/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)August 30, 2017: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)August 30, 2016: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)August 30, 2015: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.48/g)August 30, 2014: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)August 30, 2013: $3.64/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)August 30, 2012: $4.07/g (U.S. Average: $3.83/g)August 30, 2011: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)
Right now in West Michigan, gas looks to be cheapest in Sparta and Comstock Park but I'm sure if you use gasbuddy.com and base the search from the town you are in, you can zero in the cheapest gas closest to you.
I have a feeling these cheap gas prices are not going to be around long after Hurricane Ida raged this past weekend causing countless disruptions to critical infrastructure that includes oil production, refineries and pipelines. So if you want some cheap gas you better hustle to get to a pump near you.
More than likely, this week gas prices will shoot back up anywhere from 5 to 15 cents per gallon.
Cheapest gas I could find by me in White Cloud was $2.78 so I believe I will stop by Comstock Park on my way home today where its $2.69 per gallon.