AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have declined by about 6 cents per gallon in the past week.
The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.48, AAA found, up five cents from last week's survey and 19 cents higher than the $2.29 per gallon average this week a year ago.
Baton Rouge- $2.17/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.16/g.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and NY, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services. A year ago at this time, the average price in MA was 19 cents lower at $2.29.
AAA Northeast said gas prices are up two cents in Rhode Island and up five cents in MA.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 48 cents, from a low of $2.31 to a high of $2.79.
"As unseasonable cold finally breaks across the country, what may not break as quickly is the unseasonably high gas prices", said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. A year ago, the state average was $2.53.
" Springtime is as a springboard for prices at the pump, and we may see a 40-50 cent jump by the summer", said Jenkins.
Gasbuddy.com is predicting a slight decrease in the near future, with prices climbing again come spring as the price of oil adjusts to supply, demand, and world events.