AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Inch Up

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For the third consecutive week, Hawaii gas prices increased in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.57 a gallon, which is two cents more than last Thursday, seven cents higher than a month ago and 51 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.43, four cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date a month ago and 52 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.60, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and 56 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $3.94, which is a penny lower from last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date last month and 46 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.72, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date last month and 35 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.94, one cent lower than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 46 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“AAA forecast that two-thirds of the 88 million families taking a vacation this summer plan to drive to their destination. With more expensive gas prices on the horizon nationwide, travelers to the mainland should plan and budget now for the additional costs,” Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.

AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.  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 Roadside Assistance. 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.43

+4 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.60

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.94

-1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.72

+4 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.94

-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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