AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Increase

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Gas prices increased throughout the islands by a nickel a gallon or more in the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.59 a gallon, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 24 cents higher than a month ago and one cent more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.47, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 27 cents higher than on this date a month ago and four cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.68, which is up five cents from last Thursday, 23 cents higher than on this date last month and eight cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.78, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 18 cents higher than on this date last month and 20 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.80, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 24 cents higher than on this date last month and six cents higher than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.78, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 18 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 20 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report showed that western United States gasoline stocks fell for a fourth consecutive week by 2 million barrels from the previous week and now sit at 29 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Gasoline stocks continue to decline, causing pump prices to climb with motorists seeing summer-like demand readings this week.”          

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. April 18:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.47

 

 +6 cents 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.68

 

 +5 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.78

 

  +5 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.80

 

 +6 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.78

 

 +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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