One island’s average gas price has risen over $4 a gallon for the first time since November 2018 as gas prices throughout Hawaii continued rising, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.85 a gallon, which is up three cents from last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 68 cents higher than the average last year on the same date.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.78, which is up four cents from a week ago, 14 cents higher than last month, and 78 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $3.95, which is up two cents from last week, seven cents higher than last month, and 53 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is up three cents compared to last week, five cents higher than last month, and 41 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.03, which is up four cents from last week, ten cents higher than last month and 51 cents higher than a year ago today.
“Travel continues to increase, which is pushing up fuel demand in Hawaii and throughout the U.S.,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.
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. May 13: