AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed

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Hawaii gas prices repeated the pattern of the last few weeks - decreasing slightly in some areas while increasing slightly in others, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.78 a gallon, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, two cents higher than a month ago and 68 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.63, which is one cent higher from last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago and 70 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.87, which is one cent 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 two cents lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than on this date last month and 56 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.97, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, and the same price on this date last month and 61 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.07, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, and is one cent higher than on this date a month ago and 56 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Local gas prices are mixed with small ups and downs compared to last week,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “In other fuel-related news, last week’s Energy Information Administration report showed West Coast gasoline supplies dropped by 1.2 million barrels, their largest one-week draw in five months.  The region’s supplies sit at 28.9 million barrels, which is still 2.7 million barrels higher than the same week last year.”

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. Sept. 6:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.63

 +1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.87

 +1 cent  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.07

 -2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.97

 +1 cent

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.07

 -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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