AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Flat

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Gas prices barely moved 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, seven cents higher than a month ago and three cents lower as on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.52, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date a month ago and three cents lower as on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.75, which is up one cent from last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and five cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is a penny higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than on this date last month and 13 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.85, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and one cent higher than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.84, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than on this date a month ago and 13 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The West Coast may see continued price volatility and shrinking gasoline stocks this week, which could lead to more increases at the pump,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Even still, looking ahead to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Honolulu can expect an influx of travelers. Based on advance AAA Travel bookings of the top 10 destinations in the U.S. for this Memorial Day weekend, Honolulu ranks as number four.”

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. May 16:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.52

 

 

 +1 cent 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.75

 

 

 +1 cent   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.84

 

 

  +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.85

 

 

 +1 cent  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.84

 

 

 +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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