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AAA says gas has fallen 51 cents in a month

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Michiganders are experiencing relief at the pump as AAA reports prices are down 51 cents from last month.

AAA spokesperson Adrienne Woodland said the price of crude oil dropping combined with a decrease in demand has helped the cost fall.

“Although we had an increase in demand heading into Fourth of July, last week, we had a nice sized decrease in demand,” Woodland said. “And so that coupled with falling crude oil prices, has helped decrease the prices at the pump.”

Woodland said it’s hard to predict the future of gas prices as events like the War in Ukraine and a shutdown in China can spring up at any time.

“There's a lot of different global factors that are affecting crude oil prices now that you really cannot predict where the prices are going,” Woodland said.

AAA recommends that people remove excess weight from their cars and begin searching their community for cheaper prices.

Woodland said the current average cost per gallon in Michigan is $4.72.

According to AAA, prices are still $1.55 higher than this time last year.

Sean Chase is from Newaygo, Michigan. He is a senior at Central Michigan University pursuing a journalism degree.