AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Pause

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Honolulu gas prices paused this past week and some other areas on other islands saw a mix of price increases and decreases of up to three cents a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.27 a gallon, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 18 cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.10, which is unchanged from last Thursday, the same price as on this date a month ago and 18 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.35, which is up three cents from last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and 10 cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.55, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 11 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 $3.49, which is down a penny since last Thursday, four cents lower than on this date last month and 12 cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.55, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 11 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 slightly by approximately 200,000 barrels to 32.6 million barrels,” according to Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Stocks are approximately 2.4 million barrels lower than at this time last year, which could pose a risk of higher retail prices if there is a supply challenge 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. 14:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.10

 No change  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.35

 +3 cents    

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.55

  No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.49

 -1 cent   

 

$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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