AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed

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Hawaii gas prices experienced a mix of price declines and increases again throughout the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.76 a gallon, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago and 71 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.62, which is the same price as last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 73 cents higher on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.85, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents more than on this date last month and 73 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $4.07, which is five cents lower than last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 59 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.98, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date last month and 67 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.07, which is down five cents since last Thursday, the same price on this date a month ago and 59 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“According to the Energy Information Administration’s recent petroleum report, inventories of gasoline in the western United States grew by 300,000 barrels.  They now sit at nearly 31 million barrels, which is nearly 3.5 million barrels higher than levels at this time last year,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “The surplus will likely guard against price spikes if supply tightens in the region 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. Aug. 2:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.62

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.85

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.07

-5 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.98

+3 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.07

-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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