Heading into the Memorial Day weekend for travel, gas prices for the state continued to climb, reaching levels not seen since November 2014, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Today’s statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.93 a gallon, which is up four cents from last Thursday, 16 cents higher than a month ago, and 75 cents higher than the average last year on the same date.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $3.85, which is up three cents from a week ago, 17 cents higher than last month, and 85 cents higher than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.00, which is unchanged from last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 58 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.92, which is up seven cents compared to last week, 18 cents higher than last month, and 51 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.12, which is up six cents from last week, 17 cents higher than last month and 59 cents higher than a year ago today.
“The last time gas price averages reached this level was in November 2014, and the highest Memorial Day weekend average price also occurred in 2014,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Consumers need to remember to focus on how to save gasoline with conservation tips such as driving the speed limit, using the family vehicle with the best fuel economy and combining errands.”
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. May 27: