Detroit Evening Report, June 20, 2022: Biden weighs suspending federal taxes on gas

A gallon of gas at this Detroit gas station costs more than $5 a gallon on Monday, June 20, 2022.

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President Biden says he may move to suspend federal taxes on gasoline by the end of this week. That would save drivers as much as 18 cents per gallon as the price for unleaded in Southeast Michigan continues to hover above $5 per gallon. Biden says his staff will meet with oil companies this week to discuss high gas prices. He says the companies are making excessive profits while people are hurting from costs at the pump and rising inflation. The average price for a gallon of gas in Metro Detroit is $5.26.

Other headlines for June 20, 2022:

  • Whitmer rejects proposal for off-reservation casino in western Michigan
  • Obsidian Theater Festival showcases Black stories, launches this week for in-person events
  • Federal observation of the Juneteenth holiday is today

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.