Hawaii gas prices held steady over the past week as Memorial Day travelers departed and returned from their long weekend getaways, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $4.75, which is one cent lower than last week. The average national price is $3.57, which is unchanged from last Thursday.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.64, which is one cent lower than last week, four cents lower than last month, and 69 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.78, which is the same as last week, three cents lower than last month, and 70 cents lower than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price of $4.82 is two cents lower than last week, three cents lower than last month and 74 cents lower than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.23, which is one cent lower than last week, two cents lower than last month, and 60 cents lower than a year ago.
“Oil prices have been hovering near $70 a barrel for the past month after initially jumping over $80 a barrel in April when OPEC announced oil production cuts,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “However, in 2018 - the last time before the pandemic when oil prices were at this level – pump prices in Hawaii were 50 cents to $1 a gallon lower.”
AAA members can take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.
Prices as of 6 a.m., June 1: