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Ann Arbor Residents To Feel Biggest Pinch At Gas Pump For 4th Of July Weekend

Jul 3, 2018

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Drivers in Ann Arbor will pay more for their gasoline than anyone else in the state this 4th of July holiday.  


For the ninth week in a row, AAA says the highest average price for gas can be found in the Ann Arbor area at $3.06 a gallon.  The lowest is in Marquette at $2.87.  

AAA spokesperson Susan Hiltz explains the high price.

"There's more demand for gas.  Then, also, you have some different factors--cost of living, how much it costs for a retailer to sell the gas to customers..."

A year ago, during this same time, the average price in Ann Arbor was $2.35. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu