AAA Hawaii: 2019 Set To End With Second-Highest Gas Prices In Five Years

HI Avg Annual Price

Hawaii motorists paid the second-highest gas prices of the last five years in 2019, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, unchanged from a month ago and 24 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

The year-to-date annual average gas price for the state is $3.56 a gallon for regular unleaded, just nine cents lower than last year’s average annual price of $3.65, which was the highest average of the last five years.

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.54, which is unchanged from last week, also unchanged from a month ago and 25 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.79, which is three cents higher than a week ago, two cents higher than on this date last month and 37 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is a penny lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than a month ago and one cent lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.88, which is unchanged from last Thursday, one cent higher than last month and 26 cents higher than a year ago today. 

“Hawaii annual average gas prices have been within a dime of California’s since 2015, but California is on track to have an average price of $3.72 in 2019 – 16 cents higher than the Hawaii annual average price,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.

HI Avg Annual Price

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find AAA discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile. 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Dec. 26:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One-Week Change    

Annual Avg YTD

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.54

   

  No change

 

$3.43  

 
               

Hilo

$3.79

   

  +3 cents 

 

$3.66  

 
               

Kahului

$3.83

   

  -1 cent

 

$3.77 

 
               

Lihue

$3.88

   

  No change

 

$3.76  

 
               
                 

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