Ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend, the state gas price average for regular climbed above $4 per gallon during the past week to give drivers the highest July 4th holiday gas prices since 2014, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $4.02 a gallon, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago, and 81 cents higher than the average last year on the same date.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.95, which is up three cents from a week ago, eight cents higher than last month, and 93 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.07, which is up two cents from last week, seven cents higher than last month, and 61 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $4.04, which is four cents higher compared to last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and 54 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.22, which is up two cents from last week, 11 cents higher than last month and 67 cents higher than a year ago today.
“The holiday weekend will give us the highest holiday prices in seven years due to increasing tourism and oil prices,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. AAA recommends motorists try save fuel by combining errands, using the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the family when possible and keeping tires properly inflated.
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., July 1: