AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Gas Prices Drop for 7th Week

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Gas price declines of up to seven cents a gallon continued around the islands for the seventh week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.40 a gallon, which is six cents lower than last Thursday, 34 cents lower than a month ago and 11 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.27, which is six cents lower than last Thursday, 34 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 15 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.39, which is down seven cents from last Thursday, 38 cents less than on this date last month and 10 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.80, which is the same price as last Thursday, 24 cents lower than on this date last month and five cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.63, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, 31 cents lower than on this date last month and nine cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.80, which is unchanged since last Thursday, 24 cents lower than on this date a month ago and five cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle during January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts on January 1, a move designed to push oil prices higher. The effectiveness of the cuts will likely not be known until later in the first quarter.”      

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. Dec. 27:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.27

 -6 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.39

 -7 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.80

 No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.63

 -1 cent

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.80

 No change

 

 $4.98   (5/9/2011)

 

AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch is a weekly snapshot of gas prices.  Price comparisons are offered as a community service.  Prices are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions at more than 120,000 stations around the country.  Prices shown are combined averages updated three times daily.  

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