ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - The average cost for a gallon of gas across the nation at the time of posting was $2.59, which happens to be the same cost for an average gallon of gas in the state of Michigan.
This fact would explain why gas stations in Escanaba were particularly busy on Friday.
The city is home to the three stations ranked as having the lowest price per gallon of unleaded gas in the state, according to GasBuddy.com.
At $2.22 per gallon, prices in Escanaba are almost 40 cents below the state average and 50-60 cents lower than several locations in the Upper Peninsula.
Gas is averaging $2.72 per gallon in Marquette and $2.65 in St. Ignace.