Hawaii experienced small changes in gas prices in the last week and now has the third most expensive gas prices in the U.S. after Washington state prices surged past California to become the most expensive in the country, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The average regular unleaded gas price for Hawaii is $4.73, which is the same as last week. The average national price is $3.58, which is one cent lower than last Thursday.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.62 which is the same as last week, three cents lower than last month, and 82 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.76, which is one cent lower than last week and last month, and 84 cents lower than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price of $4.81 is one cent higher than last week, one cent lower than last month and 89 cents lower than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.22, which is the same as last week, two cents lower than last month, and 64 cents lower than a year ago.
“While Hawaii prices at the pump remain fairly stable, Washington state gas prices have been rising in the past month because of a new cap-and-trade program requiring refineries to purchase carbon credits to offset pollution, making gas in that state the most expensive in the U.S.,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.
AAA members can take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.
Prices as of 6 a.m., June 22: