Those driving in Hawaii over Labor Day weekend will pay less to fill up than for both the Independence Day and Memorial Day holidays this year, although it will still be the highest gas prices on record for this holiday, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $5.30, which is down one cent from last week. The average national price is $3.83, which is down five cents from a week ago.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $5.20, which is two cents lower than last week, 14 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.21 higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $5.24, which is two cents lower than last week, 25 cents lower than last month, and $1.11 higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price of $5.50 is one cent lower than last week, 12 cents lower than last month and $1.39 higher than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.63, which is four cents lower than week, 13 cents lower than last month, and $1.31 higher than a year ago.
“Hawaii continues to be a top travel destination for U.S. travelers, and Labor Day gas prices are about 30 cents a gallon lower statewide than over the Independence Day holiday and about 20 cents lower than over Memorial Day weekend,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “A new AAA survey shows continued interest in travel despite high gas prices, with 73% of U.S. residents intending to take at least one leisure trip during the autumn months.”
AAA Hawaii reminds drivers they can save money on gasoline by shopping around virtually using a tool like the AAA Mobile app, which shows users the cheapest gas prices near them. AAA members can also take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.
Prices as of 6 a.m., Sept. 1: