Average gas prices in most regions eased downward in most regions compared to last week, with Honolulu dropping below $4, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for Hawaii is $4.07, down a penny from last week. The average national price is $3.19, up a penny from last week.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.99, which is down a penny from a week ago, down two cents from last month, and 92 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.11, which dropped two cents from last week, is one cent lower than last month, and 62 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $4.13, which is up two cents compared to last week, three cents higher than last month, and 64 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.31, which is down a penny from last week, four cents lower than last month and 71 cents higher than a year ago today.
“After remaining relatively flat for a number of weeks, we’re seeing most regions experience small price decreases,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Consistent oil prices and a declining demand should point to lower retail prices going into the fall.”
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., September 16: