AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mostly Flat

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Gas price averages continued to remain stable throughout the islands as residents and visitors are anticipating the July 4 holiday, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.05, which is the same price as last Thursday, one cent higher on this date a month ago, and 24 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.90, which is the same price as last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 29 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.03, which is up two cents from last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date last month and 12 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.49, which is the same price as last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago, and 23 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“Historically, June  has been an indicator for summer gasoline demand, and this year it’s an indicator that high refinery output outpaces moderate demand and consumers will continue to see a downward price trend,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Yet gas prices on the West Coast continue to be the most expensive in the country:  Hawaii, $3.05, California, $2.94, and Alaska, $.2.84.  Drivers can consolidate their errands, and use the AAA Mobile App to shop for the best price – saving their budget for Fourth of July holiday celebrations.”

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at AAA.com/mobile. The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a AAA-rated hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. June 29:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.90

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.03

+2 cents  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.49

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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