AAA Hawaii: Steady Gas Prices For Holiday Weekend

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As drivers fill up before the last long weekend of the summer, they will continue getting a relative bargain at the pump compared to this time last year, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is the same as last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is down a penny for the week, unchanged from a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.77, which is down a cent from last Thursday, unchanged from this date last month and 11 cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is unchanged from last Thursday, also the same as a month ago and 23 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.83, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than last month and 14 cents lower than a year ago today. 

“This Labor Day weekend, visitors and residents will be busy attending gatherings and parties with loved ones, and we urge everyone to stay safe, avoid distractions on the road, and not to drink and drive,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. 

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 8 a.m. Aug. 29:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.53

   

  -1 cent

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 
               

Hilo

$3.77

   

  -1 cent  

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 
               

Kahului

$3.84

   

  No change 

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 
               

Lihue

$3.83

   

  -1 cent 

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 
               

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