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AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Increase Again

Pumping gas by Mike Mozart
Photo by Mike Mozart

Drivers in the Aloha State and across the nation are paying a pretty penny to hit the road this summer. The monthly national gas price average has increased from $3.00 in May to $3.07 in June to $3.15 in July. The beginning of August will likely be as expensive as July, especially as crude oil prices remain over $70 per barrel. An increase in global crude production is expected this month. However, even with the additional supply, global demand could outpace global supply and keep prices high.

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.02, which is the same price as one week ago, seven cents higher than last month, and 95 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.13, which is the same price as last week, eight cents higher than last month, and 63 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

In Kahului, the average price is $4.12, which is one cent more compared to last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 63 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.35, which is four cents more than last week, eight cents higher than last month and 76 cents higher than a year ago today.

As many travelers take final summer vacations and others return to school this month, AAA reminds drivers not to rely heavily on in-dash fuel economy displays.

“Just released AAA research found that a vehicle’s “miles to empty” estimates vary significantly, and drivers could be taking an unnecessary risk if they over rely on these displays,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “With more expensive gas prices, motorists may be trying to stretch their tank to empty, but AAA recommends drivers watch their gas gauge and fill up when it reaches a quarter of a tank.”

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 

Prices as of 6 a.m., August 5:

HI GAS CHART 08_05-21




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