AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mostly Flat

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As Hurricane Lane churns slowly toward the islands, Hawaii gas prices have remained mostly flat, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.77 a gallon, which is the same price as last Thursday, the same price on this date than a month ago and 69 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, one cent lower than on this date a month ago and 71 cents higher on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.87, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, two cents more than on this date last month and 76 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.06, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, five cents lower than on this date last month and 51 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.97, which is the same price as last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and 63 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.06, which is down one cent since last Thursday, five cents lower than on this date a month ago and 57 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Demand has reduced stocks slightly in the western United States but as supplies tighten, any supply shocks could make the market more volatile this week,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “With Hurricane Lane approaching and drenching rains already here, visitors should be aware of flash flooding, check with their hotel for emergency preparedness plans and listen to local television and radio for updates.”

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. 23:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.62

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.87

 +1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.06

 -1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.97

No Change

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.06

-1 cent

 

 $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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