AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Increase

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Hawaii gas prices ticked up again for the fourth consecutive week throughout most of the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.45, four cents more than last Thursday, 16 cents higher than a month ago and 34 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.29, five cents higher than last Thursday, 17 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 31 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.45, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 17 cents more than on this date last month and 38 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

“According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline stocks in the region surged to a five-year peak – increasing by 1.1 million barrels.  Inventories of gasoline now sit at 35 million barrels, which is unusually high for the region at this time of year,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “No matter what the price, consumers should always shop around for the lowest price near them using the AAA Mobile app, in addition to making sure their vehicle’s tires have the correct tire pressure and the other car systems are working well for fuel efficiency.”

In Kahului the average price is $3.91, five cents higher than last Thursday, 15 cents higher than on this date last month and 43 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.61, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, nine cents higher than on this date last month and 20 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.91, a nickel higher than last Thursday, 15 cents higher than a month ago and 43 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

Motorists can download the free AAA Mobile app to virtually shop around the for the lowest gas price near them while planning their trips.  The AAA Mobile 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. Feb. 15:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.29

+5 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.45

+4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.91

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.61

-2 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.91

+5 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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