Hawaii gas prices are still more than 20 cents a gallon higher than last year despite a more than 15 percent drop in oil prices compared to this date last year, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.57 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, six cents less than a month ago and 26 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.44, which is one cent lower than last week, five cents lower than a month ago and 27 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.71, which is one cent lower than a week ago, five cents lower than on this date last month and 29 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.75, which is the same as last Thursday, seven cents lower than a month ago and 18 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.86, which is the same as last Thursday, also unchanged from last month and 34 cents higher than a year ago today.
“We expect that prices will come down in coming weeks if oil prices stay low,” 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.