AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Honolulu Drops a Nickel

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Pushed by falling oil prices and lower production costs, gas prices declined around the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.86 a gallon, which is five cents lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than a month ago and 63 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.74, which is a nickel lower than last Thursday, the same price on this date a month ago and 67 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.92, which is down two cents from last Thursday, one cent more than on this date last month and 71 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.14, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date last month and 46 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.03, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date last month and 57 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.14, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date a month ago and 45 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“The price drops are happening nationwide as well as in Hawaii because oil prices have dropped dramatically,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “These price drops are timely for those who are planning to drive to family and friends for Thanksgiving.”   

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. Nov. 15:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.74

 -5 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.92

 -2 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.14

 -7 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$4.03

 -2 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.14

 -7 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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