Hawaii gas prices continued to set records in most areas and move upwards in the last week just as 6.8 million travelers in Hawaii and other Western states are getting away for the Independence Day long weekend, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $5.60, which is four cents more than last week and a new record for the state. The average national price is $4.86, which is down eight cents from a week ago.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $5.51, which is a new record and six cents higher than last week, 19 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.56 higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $5.62, which is three cents higher than last week, 14 cents higher than last month, and $1.56 higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price of $5.75 is just a fraction of a cent higher than last week and a new record, 19 cents higher than last month and $1.74 higher than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.87, which is one cent more than last week, five cents higher than last month, and $1.65 higher than a year ago.
“Gas prices have continued dropping throughout the US for a second straight week but unfortunately price relief has not yet arrived in Hawaii,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “We urge drivers to maximize their fuel economy by keeping tires at the correct tire pressure and adopting a smooth, even driving style that minimizes speeding and hard braking.”
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., June 30: