AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Ninth Week Of Drops Brings Relief To Drivers

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A ninth consecutive week of price drops brought many gas station prices even further below $3 a gallon on Oahu and closer to $3 a gallon on other islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.28 a gallon, which is six cents lower than last Thursday, 29 cents lower than a month ago and two cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.13, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, 32 cents lower than on this date a month ago and one cent higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.31, which is down six cents from last Thursday, 26 cents less than on this date last month and four cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.61, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, 27 cents lower than on this date last month and 14 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, 25 cents lower than on this date last month and the same as a year ago today. Wailuku’s average is $3.61, which is seven cents lower than last Thursday, 27 cents lower than on this date a month ago and 14 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“Western U.S. gasoline supplies are plentiful, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “The large supply coupled with slower demand is continuing to push down prices.”      

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. 10:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.13

 -7 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.31

 -6 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.61

  -7 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.53

 -2 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.61

 -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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