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AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Barely Budge As Summer Travel Season Nears

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Hawaii gas prices continued holding steady in the last week as travelers finalize their plans for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and the start of the summer travel season, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $4.78, which has been the same for the past five weeks. The average national price is $3.54, which is also the same as last Thursday.

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.68, which is the same as last week and last month, and 56 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.80, which is the same as last week, one cent lower than last month, and 58 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

In Kahului, the average price of $4.85 is one cent higher than last week, one cent lower than last month and 61 cents lower than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.24, which is one cent higher than last week, one cent higher than last month, and 45 cents lower than a year ago.

“AAA Hawaii projected this week that this Memorial Day, travel by residents in the five Pacific region states including Hawaii is expected to be slightly higher than it was in 2019 before the pandemic,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “If that trend holds for summer travel, we would expect demand for gasoline to be higher.”

AAA members can take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.

Prices as of 6 a.m., May 18:

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Media Contacts

Doug Shupe
Spokesperson , AAA Hawaii
(512) 659-1632
Marie Montgomery
Public Affairs
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