AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Dip

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Gas prices experienced slight price declines throughout the islands in the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.64 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and eight cents lower than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is unchanged since last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago and six cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.72, which is down two cents from last Thursday, the same price as on this date last month and two cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, the same price as on this date last month and 19 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.83, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than on this date last month and five cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.83, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, the same price as on this date a month ago and 19 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report showed that West Coast gasoline stocks increased by approximately 1.3 million barrels from the previous week and now sit at 28.4 million barrels.  The current level is 3 million barrels less than last year’s level at this time, which could cause prices to see moderate increases if any supply challenges occur in the region,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. 

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. 

 Area                   

Regular   

 

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.53

 

 

 No change 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.72

 

 

 - 2 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.88

 

 

  -1 cent  

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.83

 

 

 -2 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.88

 

 

 -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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