AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Increase

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Gas prices went up throughout the islands in the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.42 a gallon, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than a month ago and nine cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.28, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and seven cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.51, which is up three cents from last Thursday, 10 cents lower than on this date last month and three cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.63, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date last month and 29 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.62, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher than on this date last month and one cent lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.63, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date a month ago and 29 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report showed that western United States gasoline stocks fell by 1.5 million barrels from the previous week and now sit at 31.3 billion barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Gasoline stocks are approximately 1.5 billion barrels lower than at this time last year, which could cause prices to increase more if there is a supply challenge in the region.”          

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. March 28:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.28

 

 +4 cents 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.51

 

 +3 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.63

 

  +3 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.62

 

 +4 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.63

 

 +3 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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