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Dearborn – AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 12 cents from a week ago to about $2.71 per gallon.

The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 1 cent less than a year ago. AAA says the statewide average rose to a new 2019 high of $2.74 per gallon last Thursday before easing. AAA says more increases are expected this spring.

The state’s highest average was about $2.80 a gallon in the Traverse City area. The lowest was about $2.66 in the Benton Harbor and Flint areas.

Prices in the Detroit area were about $2.68 per gallon, up about 9 cents from a week ago.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state.

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