Gas prices continue to climb in Michigan and it's really starting to get a little ridiculous. I mean come on, I shouldn't be spending nearly $80 to fill up my gas tank.

I'm always the one that says I don't pay attention to gas prices because it doesn't matter, I have to have gas. Well, I'm paying attention now and feeling the same frustration as everyone else.

Gas prices this week set a new high in 2021 in Michigan after a 9-cent increase from last week, according to Fox 2.

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The new high this year is $3.27 per gallon in Michigan. Although you might find it a tad higher in Flint with the most expensive topping out at $3.28. That is just nuts.

Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group:

Despite a slight decrease in demand, Michigan drivers continue to see higher prices at the pump. With crude oil prices remaining above $70 a barrel, gas prices could likely stay above $3 a gallon throughout the busy summer driving season.

Here is a breakdown of average prices in the state:

  • Wayne County - $3.29 per gallon
  • Oakland County - $3.31 per gallon
  • Macomb County - $3.24 per gallon
  • Washtenaw County - $3.28 per gallon
  • Livingston County - $3.31 per gallon
  • St. Clair County - $3.27 per gallon
  • Most expensive gas price averages: Metro Detroit ($3.29), Lansing ($3.29), Flint ($3.28)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Benton Harbor ($3.23), Traverse City ($3.23), Ann Arbor ($3.26)

It really sucks if you have a long commute, it sucks if you're taking the family on a road trip throughout the state, and really sucks if you drive a truck as I do.

It's probably only going to get worse before it gets better.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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