AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Up Slightly in Honolulu

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The only movement statewide in gas prices over the last week was in Honolulu, where drivers are paying a penny more on average than last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is the same as last Thursday, unchanged from a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.54, which is up a penny for the week, a cent higher than a month ago and nine cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.78, which is the same as last Thursday, two cents more than on this date last month and ten cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is unchanged from last Thursday, two cents higher than a month ago and 23 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.84, which is the same as last Thursday, two cents higher than last month and 13 cents lower than a year ago today. 

“The good news is that gas prices are stable, but of course consumers would like to see them drop,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “The only ways to lower your fuel costs when prices are not moving down are to shop around for the lowest gas station price, combine your errands to reduce trips, keep your car well maintained, and use a smooth, even driving style.”

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. Aug. 22:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.54

   

  +1 cent

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 
               

Hilo

$3.78

   

  No change  

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 
               

Kahului

$3.84

   

  No change 

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 
               

Lihue

$3.84

   

  No change 

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 
               

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