Despite a growing number of visitors flying in from the mainland, Hawaii gas prices haven’t changed much in the past two weeks, and that may result from falling oil prices, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.27 a gallon, which is down a penny from last week, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded dropped to $3,08, a penny lower than a week ago, one cent higher than a month ago and 46 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $3.50, which is one cent more than last week, two cents higher than a month ago and 29 cents lower than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.51, one cent lower last week, three cents higher than last month, and 32 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.62, which is one cent higher than a week ago, two cents higher higher than last month and 25 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Oil prices worldwide have dropped because of an increase in COVID-19 cases may cause less demand,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “At the same time, we’re seeing an increase in travelers to the islands. These opposing trends may keep our gas prices in the same general range for the next few days.”
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. Oct. 29: