Gas prices moved in mixed directions throughout the state over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $5.22, which is the same as last week. The average national price is $3.84, which is down seven cents from a week ago.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $5.17, which two cents lower than last week, one cent lower than a month ago, and $1.03 higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $5.08, which is the same as last week, nine cents lower than last month, and 81 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price of $5.33 is five cents higher than last week, 13 cents lower than last month and $1.06 higher than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.54, which is two cents lower than last week, eight cents lower than last month, and $1.06 higher than a year ago.
“Hawaii has moved from having the sixth most expensive gas in the U.S. to the third most expensive after dramatic gas price drops in West Coast states brought all of them lower than Hawaii’s average price except for Alaska and California,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “It’s uncertain how much of an impact this week’s announcement of an additional release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will have on gas prices locally.”
AAA Hawaii reminds drivers they can save money on gasoline by shopping around virtually using a tool like the AAA Mobile app, which shows users the cheapest gas prices near them. AAA members can also take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.
Prices as of 6 a.m., Oct. 20: