Gas prices moved slightly lower this past week, giving holiday gift shoppers a few more cents in their pockets, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.27 a gallon, which one cent less than last Thursday.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.09, which is one cent lower than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 45 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $3.48, which is two cents lower than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 29 cents less than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.48, which is two cents less than last week, two cents lower than last month, and 36 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.62, which the same as a week ago, four cents higher than last month and 26 cents lower than a year ago today.
“AAA predicts holiday travel to and from the islands will be far lower than previous years due to stay-at-home orders and concerns related to the pandemic,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “As a result, we expect a lower demand for gasoline through the end of this year.”
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. Dec. 17: