Monday, April 8, 2013
The cheapest gas in the Plymouth-Canton area is $3.49 per gallon according to Michigan Gas Prices.com.
AAA Michigan is reporting that gasoline prices have fallen roughly 4 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.65 per gallon. The auto club said Monday that the average price at the pump is about 28 cents per gallon less than last year at this time. Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan found the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Marquette area, at about $3.55 a gallon. The highest average is in the Ann Arbor area, at $3.68 a gallon. According to Michigan Gas Prices.com, the cheapest gas in the Plymouth-Canton area is $3.49 a gallon, located at the following gas stations: For more information on gas prices and road conditions in Plymouth and Canton, visit Patch's Commute page.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Fuel prices have jumped more than 39 cents per gallon since January in Metro Detroit.
Remember when we were talking about how low gas prices were in December? Well, those days are over. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the price for a gallon of regular gas in metro Detroit has jumped by more than 39 cents since the beginning of January. The trend reflects record-setting increases nation-wide, AAA Federal Relations Manager Avery Ash writes: "The 17-cent increase since last Monday is the most dramatic one-week spike in nearly two years and the twentieth largest weekly increase of the 21st century." Find low Plymouth and Canton-area gas prices on our Commute page. And please share where you're finding low prices with a comment on this story.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The cheapest gas today is $3.85 per gallon in Plymouth and $3.81 per gallon in Canton, and prices are expected to continue falling in coming weeks.
The average price for a gallon of gas is slowly starting to fall after hitting a seasonal peak of $3.87 on Sept. 14, according to the Wall Street Journal. AAA reports the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.79 today; one year ago today, the national average was $3.50 per gallon. “Retail gasoline prices have slowly been drifting lower since we hit a late summer peak of $3.8708 a gallon on Sept. 14,” Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), told the Wall Street Journal. He added that gas prices could fall into the $3.70s this week. In Plymouth, you can find the cheapest gas at Speedway, 1490 South Sheldon Road, which is currently charging $3.85 per gallon of regular unleaded…
Monday, August 27, 2012
AAA officials have said that Tropical Storm Isaac — soon expected to become Hurricane Isaac — may cause gas prices to rise 25 cents a gallon.
Metro Detroit gas prices are expected to rise about 25 cents a gallon by this time next week. Officials from AAA have said that Tropical Storm Issac, which is currently ripping across the Gulf of Mexico, will shut down offshore oil rigs. The National Hurricane Center has predicted that the tropical storm will become a hurricane on Tuesday with 74 to 95 mph winds. It is expected to hit from an area southwest of New Orleans to the edge of Florida's panhandle. The cheapest unleaded gas available in Canton as of 5 p.m. Monday is Meijer, 45001 Ford Road; Speedway, 45350 Ford Road; Speedway, 5596 N. Lilley and Knight 31, 41350 Ford Road, all registering at $3.84 per gallon. In Plymouth, the cheapest gas prices are at Plymouth One Stop, 129 W. …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The average cost for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, according to AAA.
Fourth of July travelers are getting a break this year with gas prices taking a dip before the holiday. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, down from $3.57 a week ago and $3.77 one year ago. That's good news for drivers who plan to hit the road over the holiday travel period, which AAA defines as Tuesday through Sunday. "AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people who traveled last year," AAA reports. "The expected 2012 Independence Day holiday travel volume will tie the past decade’s previous high mark set in 2007 and represents a near 42 …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Planning holiday travel this week? Check gas prices before filling up.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Get the scoop on gas prices and which road construction projects in Michigan won't be suspended during the holiday.
Road trips this Labor Day weekend will be a mixed bag, with many Michigan construction projects suspended to make it easier for drivers to get out of town for one last summer getaway but gas prices up nearly a $1 since last year. Approximately 1.2 million motorists are expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to AAA Michigan, so the Michigan Department of Transportation has decided to remove lane restrictions on more than half of its road projects from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday. "The majority of our work zones will be idle but some areas will have restrictions this weekend," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said. "For their own safety, drivers should use caution and watch for lane restrictions and traffic …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Storytelling; finding jobs; and a trip to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
1. Canton Public Library's Connect Your Summer continues with two events today for the 5-and-younger set: Family Storytime, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and ABC activity time, 10:30 to 11 a.m. 2. If you're looking for a summer division in the way of volunteer work, check out this list provided by Canton Leisure Services Department or call 734-394-5191 3. Let's talk jobs: If you're a teenager — have you found summer work? Adults: Are you unemployed, underemployed or finally feel like the economic ground has stopped shaking? (If you're still looking, scan the Canton Patch's Marketplace.) Email your good, bad or other experiences to editor Peg McNichol, email@example.com. 4. Did you read about the All-Star trip in store for this week's Whiz …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday's events include coffee with Rep. Dian Slavens, reading with the Plymouth Whalers and new Liberty Fest photos.
If you love coffee, conversation and politics, head over to the Canton Big Boy, 45250 Ford Rd., from 8-9 a.m. Monday, where state Rep. Dian Slavens (D-Canton) will talk with constituents. Slavens had switched recent coffees to evening hours, but she said not as many people showed up. If you've got to top off the tank today, the BP at 41345 Ford Rd. (near Haggerty) is selling regular for $3.43 a gallon, according to GasBuddy. At 2 p.m. Monday, head over to the Canton Public Library to hear players from the Plymouth Whalers read stories. A postscript to Liberty Fest: More photos have been added to the gallery — and a few can be found only on Canton Patch's Facebook page. Plan Ahead: Canton Township's business offices will be closed Friday …
Monday, June 20, 2011
A safety message, Olga's opening, a new ice cream option and best gas prices.
1. It's National Lightning Safety Awareness Week though June 25. On April 26, nine people, a mix of adults and children were injured when lightning struck a Portage, MI, soccer field. Here's the main point the National Weather Service wants to make: If you're close enough to hear thunder, you are close enough to a storm to be struck by lightning. Or, as the weather serve puts it, "When it roars, go indoors." 2. A ribbon-cutting is set for the new Olga's at 41725 Ford Rd. today. The restuarant's opening is tentatively set for Wednesday with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 6 p.m. today. 3. Speaking of food, the timing for a new ice cream shop may be just about perfect for owners of Sweet Treats (no link, yet, readers, but we'll have one soon…