AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Honolulu Below $3.50

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Gas price declines around the islands ranged from eight to 15 cents a gallon over the past week as cheaper crude oil prices drove retail prices down, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.61 a gallon, which is 11 cents lower than last Thursday, 30 cents lower than a month ago and 22 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.47, which is 10 cents lower than last Thursday, 32 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 30 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.61, which is down 15 cents from last Thursday, 36 cents less than on this date last month and 32 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.98, which is eight cents lower than last Thursday, 22 cents lower than on this date last month and 29 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.79, which is 12 cents lower than last Thursday, 27 cents lower than on this date last month and 26 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.98, which is eight cents lower than last Thursday, 22 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 28 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“While gas prices are still expensive compared to last year or other regions of the country, they’re getting lower with the Western United States gas price averages declining over the past week,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Hawaii’s state average drop of 11 cents a gallon was the largest state average decline in the nation with California (-8 cents) and Washington (-6 cents) not far behind.”     

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. 6:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.47

 -10 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.61

 -15 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.98

 -8 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.79

 -12 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.98

 -8 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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