AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed

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Hawaii gas prices for the most part were stable with small increases and decreases throughout the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.26 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 21 cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.11, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, the same price as on this date a month ago and 20 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.37, which is up two cents from last Thursday, 12 cents more than on this date last month and 11 cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.55, which is unchanged from last Thursday, six cents lower than on this date last month and 38 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.46, which is down three cents since last Thursday, seven cents lower than on this date last month and 16 cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.55, which is unchanged from last Thursday, six cents lower than on this date a month ago and 38 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration weekly report showed that western U.S. gasoline stocks decreased for a second week.  They fell by approximately 500,000 barrels to 32.1 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Stocks are approximately 2.3 million barrels lower now than his time last year, which could pose a risk of higher retail prices if a supply challenge occurs in the area.”        

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. Feb. 21:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.11

 +1 cent  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.37

 +2 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.55

  No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.46

 -3 cents   

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.55

 No change

 

 $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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