AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Bump Up

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Gas prices increased in most areas of the islands in the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.37 a gallon, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 14 cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.24, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.48, which is up three cents from last Thursday, 11 cents lower than on this date last month and five cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.60, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date last month and 32 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.58, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher than on this date last month and four cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.60, unchanged since last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date a month ago and 32 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“Since early February, gasoline demand has been steadily increasing while gasoline stocks have been gradually decreasing, causing more expensive pump prices across the country,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “The good news is most motorists are not paying more than they were a year ago to fill up.”          

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. March 21:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.24

 

 +5 cents 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.48

 

 +3 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.60

 

  No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.58

 

 +6 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.60

 

 No change

 

 $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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