AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Decline a Bit

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Gas price averages continued to remain stable or dip slightly throughout the islands this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.05, which is the same price as last Thursday and the same price on this date a month ago. Today’s state average price is 23 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $2.89, which is the same price as last Thursday, one cent lower than on this date last month and 26 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.01, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 10 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.48, which is three cents lower than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago, and 21 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“Thirteen states, mostly on the West Coast and in the Rockies, saw prices decrease by pennies while other states saw jumps in gas prices.  Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky top the charts with double-digit increases,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “To stretch their gasoline dollars here, Hawaii drivers should maintain steady driving speeds, anticipate traffic flow speeds by looking ahead and avoid “jackrabbit” starts off stoplights.”

 

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. July 13:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.89

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.01

-2 cents  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.48

-3 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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