Average gas prices around the state remained within a penny of last week’s prices, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.24 a gallon, which is unchanged compared to last week, up four cents from last month and down 42 cents from a year ago at this time, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded rose a penny to $3.07 per gallon compared to last week and is three cents higher than a month ago and 47 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $3.50, which is one cent higher than last week, two cents more than a month ago and 28 cents lower than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.49, which is unchanged for the prior two weeks, two cents higher than a month ago and 35 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.59, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than last month and 26 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Oil prices have ranged in the same price band between $38 and $42 per barrel since July 1,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Until we see a significant change in the price of oil or an increase in demand, I expect gasoline prices to remain in the same narrow range.”
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. Aug. 6: