AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Start New Year At Much Higher Levels Than 2019

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So far, Middle East tensions do not appear to be affecting Hawaii gas prices, but they are starting the new year about 40 cents higher than they were at the start of 2019 in many areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is the same as last week, one cent higher than a month ago and 37 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is the same as last week, also the same as a month ago and 40 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.76, which is the same as a week ago, two cents higher than on this date last month and 41 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, a penny higher than a month ago and 23 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.89, which is the same as last Thursday, three cents higher than last month and 35 cents higher than a year ago today. 

“Currently, the incidents between the U.S. and Iran have not affected prices locally,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “However, Hawaii did not experience the significant gas price drops at the end of 2019 that it had at the end of 2018, so we are starting the new year at a much higher price level.”

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 8 a.m. Jan. 9:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.53

   

  No change

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 
               

Hilo

$3.76

   

  No change 

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 
               

Kahului

$3.84

   

  +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 
               

Lihue

$3.89

   

  No change

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 
               
                 

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