Detroit Evening Report, June 7, 2022: Gas prices in Metro Detroit soar, setting new records

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Gas prices continue to rise in Michigan, setting new records. AAA Michigan says the average price for a gallon of gas in Metro Detroit is $5.23. That’s up 9 cents from Monday and $2.14 more than a year ago. Analysts say high crude oil prices, the annual switch to summer blends of gasoline and higher demand by motorists have all worked together to raise prices. Consumers are complaining about the pain at the pump, as they pay more than ever to fuel their cars. It could cost as much as $150 to fill the tanks of some SUVs.

Other headlines for June 7, 2022:

  • Many Detroiters relieved after local infrastructure holds up after heavy rains
  • Several attendees of Mackinac Policy Conference test positive for COVID-19
  • Federal safety regulators investigate complaints on Honda Pilot engine start-stop system
  • Wayne State University will hold a memorial service for the late Sen. Carl Levin on Sunday

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.