Agreements over production levels by major organizations such as OPEC tempered gas prices in the state as most regions saw increases of 1-3 cents per gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $4.09 a gallon, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 86 cents higher than the average last year on the same date.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.02, which is two cents higher a week ago, 11 cents higher than last month, and 94 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.13, which is four cents higher from last week, eight cents higher than last month, and 67 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $4.10, which is one cent higher compared to last week, 13 cents higher than last month, and 61 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.31, which is up three cents from last week, 13 cents higher than last month and 72 cents higher than a year ago today.
“We were becoming accustomed to a slow, steady increase in average gas prices, but this last week, the pace quickened, despite more stability in international oil prices,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “AAA recommends motorists try fuel conservation tactics such as driving conservatively, anticipating road conditions ahead to avoid fast stops and starts and avoiding excessive idling."
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 6 a.m., July 22: