AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Increase For Fourth Week

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Hawaii gas prices increased for the fourth straight week in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.60 a gallon, which is three cents more than last Thursday, ten cents higher than a month ago and 53 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.46, three cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 54 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.65, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 15 cents more than on this date last month and 61 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $3.96, which is two cents more than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date last month and 44 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.74, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, 14 cents higher than on this date last month and 37 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.96, two cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 44 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“While gas prices have been increasing for about a month and are higher than in both 2015 and 2016, they are still significantly less than the $4-plus springtime gas prices that drivers were paying throughout the islands in 2012, 2013 and 2014,” Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Also, Honolulu’s average gas price continues to stay less expensive than any major city in California.”

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. 

As of 7 a.m. April 26, price averages are:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.46

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.65

+5 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.96

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.74

+2 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.96

+2 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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