AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Inch Up

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Hawaii gas prices ticked up again for the fifth week throughout most of the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.46, one cent more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 35 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.31, two cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 37 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.47, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents more than on this date last month and 40 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

“According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline stocks in the region fell slightly by 600,000 barrels.  Inventories still sit at a comfortable 34 million barrels, which is 3.3 million barrels higher than they were at this time last year,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “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 discounts, and book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance.”

In Kahului the average price is $3.91, the same price as last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date last month and 42 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.59, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 20 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.91, the same price as last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 42 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

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. Feb. 22:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.31

+2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.47

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.91

No Change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.59

-2 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.91

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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