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      Another week of lower gas prices in Michigan

      Gas prices in Michigan have dropped about three cents since last week. This marks the third week in a row that prices have fallen.

      According to Triple A Michigan the statewide average in Michigan is $3.63 a gallon for self serve regular. In the regional reports Benton Harbor has the lowest prices in the state at $3.57. The highest prices are in the Marquette regional report, which averages all of the Upper Peninsula gas stations, at $3.72. These figures are from Sunday.

      In the AAA National Report, Michigan is third in the nation for the states with the largest monthly gas price decrease. Retail prices continue to drop, due mainly to a more stable situation in Iraq. However experts are keeping a close eye on Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Nigeria.

      The motor club expects prices to continue to drop of stay the same provided there are no major geopolitical issues, major hurricanes or refinery problems. The downing of the Malaysian Air Jet is not expected to impact supplies from Russia.

      The following is the latest regional averages for this week.

      Ann Arbor $3.646 Benton Harbor $3.579 Detroit $3.638 Flint $3.630 Grand Rapids $3.622 Jackson $3.631 Lansing/E. Lansing $3.615 Marquette $3.728 Saginaw/Bay City/Midland $3.629 Traverse City $3.602