AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Honolulu Prices Rest

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Honolulu gas prices paused this past week while some other areas on other islands saw increases of up to seven cents a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.26 a gallon, which is the same price as last Thursday, 10 cents lower than a month ago and 13 cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.11, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 11 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.27, which is up one cent from last Thursday, eight cents less than on this date last month and 13 cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.63, which is seven cents higher than last Thursday, 10 cents lower than on this date last month and 21 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.51, which is down a penny since last Thursday, seven cents lower than on this date last month and 12 cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.63, which is seven cents higher than last Thursday, 10 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 21 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s recent weekly report showed that West Coast gasoline stocks grew by approximately 900,000 barrels to 32.4 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “However, stocks are approximately 2.2 million barrels lower than this time last year, which could cause prices to increase if there is a supply challenge in the region this week.”        

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. 31:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.11

 No Change  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.27

 +1 cent    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.63

  +7 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.51

 -1 cent   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.63

 +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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