Local gasoline prices continued to climb last week, coming within a penny of the average price a year ago in some regions, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.53 a gallon, which is up four cents from last Thursday, 18 cents higher than a month ago, and one cent lower than a year ago, when it was $3.54 per gallon.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.40, which is up five cents from a week ago, 21 cents higher than last month, and the same as the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $3.71, which is up five cents from last week, 19 cents higher than last month, and two cents less than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.62, which is up one cent compared to last week, seven cents higher than last month, and 10 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.84, which is one cent higher than last week, 17 cents higher than last month and two cents lower than a year ago today.
“We’re seeing the impact of higher oil prices and a slowly opening economy on our local gasoline markets, said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “A year ago, oil and gas prices started falling because businesses, schools and other public services were shuttered due to the pandemic. Now oil prices are near where before they began declining.”
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 6 a.m. Mar. 11: