AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Barely Move

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Gas price averages showed little movement throughout the islands this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.08, up one penny from last Thursday and four cents more than on this date a month ago. Today’s state average price is 37 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $2.91, which is up a penny since last Thursday, two cents higher than last month and 39 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.08, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and 39 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.54, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date a month ago, and 29 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“While Hawaii’s gas prices have remained quite stable for many weeks, it remains the state with the nation’s highest average price, coming in at 74 cents higher than the national average and 11 cents higher than second place California,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “AAA Hawaii recommends combining errands and removing extra weight from the vehicle’s trunk to help with fuel economy.”

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a AAA-rated hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Aug. 17:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.91

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.08

-1 cent  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.54

+4 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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