AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Bump Up

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Hawaii gas prices increased for the sixth consecutive week throughout the islands but only by one or two cents in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.90 a gallon, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher than a month ago and 79 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.79, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, 14 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 85 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.94, which is unchanged since last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and 81 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.16, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and 65 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.06, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date last month and 70 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.16, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date a month ago and 66 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“AAA Hawaii wants to remind motorists that they can save on gas using a consistent and gentle driving style with no ‘jack rabbit’ starts,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Other tips include combining errands and shopping around for the best price possible using the free AAA Mobile app.”   

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the 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. Oct. 26:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.79

 +2 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.94

 No change   

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.16

 +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$4.06

 +1 cent   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.16

 +1 cent

 

 $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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