Michigan’s gas prices may increase as Memorial Day travel nears


Michigan’s gas prices are creeping up to close to $3 a gallon, and could go even higher as more than 1 million people in the state, a nearly 60% increase from last year, are expected to take trips during Memorial Day weekend. 

AAA warned that the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers 45% of fuel to the East Coast, is offline as a result of a cyberattack, so there could be some shortages.

Moreover, there also appears to be a shortage of tanker truck drivers to deliver the gas.

So consider refueling when the tank gets down to a half- or a quarter-tank, just to make sure you don’t run out.

“For many people, this will be their first summer vacation in two years, and things will look a little different,” AAA Vice President Debbie Haas said Tuesday, cautioning that there’s a pandemic and reduced capacities. “We encourage travelers to plan ahead.”

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