AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Drop Or Stay Stable

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Reports of declining demand helped to send gas prices down nationwide and in several areas locally, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.65 a gallon, which is a penny lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 13 cents lower than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is unchanged from last Thursday, a cent higher than a month ago and ten cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.76, which is down two cents from last Thursday, four cents more than on this date last month and 11 cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is unchanged from last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date last month and 28 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.83, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than on this date last month and 15 cents lower than a year ago today. 

“New data from the Energy Information Administration revealed that demand dropped last week throughout the U.S.,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “The national gas price average of $2.72 a gallon is 15 cents lower than a year ago at this time, while the Hawaii statewide average price is about 13 cents lower than on this date last 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 8 a.m. Aug. 1:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.53

   

 No change

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 
               

Hilo

$3.76

   

  -2 cents  

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 
               

Kahului

$3.84

   

  No change 

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 
               

Lihue

$3.83

   

 -1 cent 

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 
               

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