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AAA Hawaii: Honolulu Average Tops $3 For First Time In Two Years

Oil Pump by Roy Luck
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Gas prices throughout the islands increased for the second week in a row, pushing the average Honolulu price for regular unleaded above $3 a gallon for the first time since August 2015, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.20, up three cents from last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.03, up four cents from last Thursday, 10 cents higher than a month ago and 25 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.18, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, five cents more than last month and 33 cents higher on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.65, up three cents compared to last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 34 cents higher than on this date a year ago.


“Oil prices well above $55 per barrel and unusually strong gasoline demand for this time of year have driven up Hawaii gas prices for the second straight week,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Although Honolulu drivers have not paid these higher gas prices for more than two years, this week they are paying less than motorists in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Anchorage and Reno. To maximize fuel economy, AAA recommends you check your tire pressure this week when you fill up at the gas station.”


Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a AAA-rated hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on


Prices as of 8 a.m. Nov 9:





One Week Change    

Record Price











+4 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+3 cents


 $4.98   (5/9/2011)



AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch is a weekly snapshot of gas prices.  Price comparisons are offered as a community service.  Prices are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions at more than 120,000 stations around the country.  Prices shown are combined averages updated three times daily.  

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