The cost for automotive mobility starts the week a hair below the $4-per-gallon mark at $3.949 a gallon, as reported by Gasbuddy.com, a price forecasting agency and data provider. The national average is nearly 20 cents less at $3.75 a gallon, up from $3.52 a year ago, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
A recent spike in gas prices nationwide has caused plenty of pain at the pump, which in turn has been a boon to the nation’s Big Three automakers. Reports of fuel-efficient small car sales at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler were up in February.
However, a Gallup poll released Thursday found that, on average, gas prices would have to hit $5.30 before people would be forced to make significant cutbacks in other types of spending.
Pain at the Pump
Here are Monday's prices at a some nearby stations, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder:
- Sunoco (3372 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley): $3.87
- Marathon (3472 12 Mile Rd., at Buckingham, Berkley): $3.94
- BP (26001 Woodward Ave. at Lincoln, Huntington Woods): $3.99
- BP (2576 Coolidge Hwy. at Catalpa, Berkley): $4.04
For more information on gas prices and traffic in the Berkley and Huntington Woods area, visit our Traffic & Gas section.