AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Gas Prices Drop For Eighth Week

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Gas price declines of up to 12 cents a gallon continued around the islands for the eighth week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.34 a gallon, which is six cents lower than last Thursday, 30 cents lower than a month ago and five cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.20, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, 29 cents lower than on this date a month ago and eight cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.37, which is down two cents from last Thursday, 30 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 $3.68, which is 12 cents lower than as last Thursday, 32 cents lower than on this date last month and three cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.55, which is eight cents lower than last Thursday, 32 cents lower than on this date last month and three cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.68, which is 12 cents lower than last Thursday, 32 cents lower than on this date a month ago and eight cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“While gas prices in the western U. S. are still expensive, compared to other parts of the nation, they are decreasing with California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Nevada averages moving lower on the week. Hawaii (-6 cents) and Washington (-6 cents) saw the largest drops,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Market observers will look for indications that OPEC’s global pact with large non-OPEC crude producers to reduce crude production for the first half of 2019 will help reduce the growing global glut of crude.  In turn, this could drive up crude oil prices and, subsequently, gas prices.”      

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. Jan. 3:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.20

 -7 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.37

 -2 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.68

  -12 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.55

 -8 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.68

 -12 cents

 

 $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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