Price war drops gas to 47 cents in central Michigan

HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. (WOOD) — The price of gas at stations in Houghton Lake, Michigan, dropped well below $1 per gallon on Sunday.

The Beacon & Bridge Market in Houghton Lake was selling regular unleaded at a mere $.47 per gallon Sunday evening, while the Marathon and Citgo had gas for $.95 per gallon at one point, according to a release from

The drop seemed to be the result of a price war, GasBuddy said.

The stations could be the first in the nation to drop their prices below $1 per gallon in years, Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst, said in a Sunday email.

Houghton Lake is in central Michigan, south of Grayling. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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