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

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Gas price declines of up to 13 cents a gallon continued around the islands for the sixth week helped by free-falling crude oil prices pushed to their lowest levels since August 2017, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.46 a gallon, which is 10 cents lower than last Thursday, 36 cents lower than a month ago and 17 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.33, which is nine cents lower than last Thursday, 36 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 21 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.46, which is down 12 cents from last Thursday, 36 cents less than on this date last month and 20 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.80, which is 13 cents lower than last Thursday, 31 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 $3.64, which is 10 cents lower than last Thursday, 34 cents lower than on this date last month and 12 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.80, which is 13 cents lower than last Thursday, 31 cents lower than on this date a month ago and five cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly petroleum status report showed that western United States gasoline stocks increased by approximately 600,000 barrels to 28.3 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Gasoline stocks are now approximately 2.4 million barrels lower than where they were at the same time last year, which could cause prices to rise again if there is a supply challenge in the region.”      

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. 20:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.33

 -9 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.46

 -12 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.80

 -13 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.64

 -10 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.80

 -13 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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