Hawaii gas prices dropped slightly over the past week, and further declines could be coming if the coronavirus crisis causes a significant and long-lasting drop in demand for oil and gasoline, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.64 a gallon, which is two cents less than last week, one cent less than a month ago and 38 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.51, which is down two cents from last week, down three cents from a month ago and 41 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.76, which is two cents lower than a week ago, one cent lower than on this date last month and 51 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 20 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.87, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, unchanged from last month and 34 cents higher than a year ago today.
“It’s too early to tell if this health crisis will have a long-term effect on local gas prices and other sectors of the economy, but it’s a possibility,” 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 8 a.m. Jan. 30: