According to the EIA, Michigan uses more propane in the residential sector than any other state in the country. An estimated 320,000 Michigan households use propane as their primary heating fuel. Additionally, Michigan relies on petroleum products to meet about 1/3 of its energy needs. Although propane and petroleum prices are not regulated, the MPSC monitors the market to identify irregularities that may result in supply or price disruptions. The MPSC publishes the Michigan Energy Appraisal report biannually, detailing Michigan's energy supply and availability.
The Energy Security section of the MPSC conducts the SHOPP survey under a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA). This survey is partially funded by a grant from the EIA. Upon conclusion of the seasonal survey, staff prepares a report highlighting the past heating season – including price trends, significant weather events, and supply disruptions.
This chart summarizes the results of the weekly survey of residential No. 2 distillate fuel oil (home heating oil) and propane prices over the 2018-2019 heating season in Michigan. All survey respondents and their individual prices are kept confidential.
If you have information regarding potential unfair gasoline pricing practices, you may file a gasoline price gouging complaint online.
You may also call the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division at 517-373-1140.
Below you'll find links to resources for finding fuel prices in Michigan.