AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Nudge Up

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Hawaii gas prices increased slightly in some areas for the second consecutive week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.80 a gallon, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher 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 $3.66, which is thee cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date a month ago and 73 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.86, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, four 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 $4.09, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher on this date last month and 58 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.98, which is unchanged since last Thursday, five cents higher on this date last month and 62 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.08, which is one cent higher since last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 55 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Last week’s Energy Information Administration weekly petroleum status report for the western United States showed gasoline supplies grew by a half-million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Gas stocks are 1.2 million barrels higher than where they were at the same time 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. 27:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.66

 +3 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.86

 +1 cent  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.09

 +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.98

 No change

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.09

 +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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