AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Gas Prices Pause As Oil Plunges

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Gas prices stayed steady or increased by just a penny in most areas of the islands this week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.90 a gallon, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 10 cents higher than a month ago and 74 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.79, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 14 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 80 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.95, which is up a penny from last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and 79 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.17, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 57 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.06, which is unchanged from last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date last month and 68 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.17, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 55 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Local gas prices continue hovering near their highest levels in four years, but plunging worldwide oil prices could help bring them down in coming weeks providing there are no supply issues,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Nationwide, the average price has dropped by about five cents in the past week.”   

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the 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. Nov. 1:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.79

 No change  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.95

 +1 cent   

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.17

 +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$4.06

 No change   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.17

 +1 cent

 

 $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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