AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Rest

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As the New Year opened, Hawaii gas prices continued to remain stable over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.29, unchanged from last Thursday, two cents higher than a month ago and 27 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.12, unchanged since last Thursday, the same price on this date a month ago and 22 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.27, which is down two cents from last Thursday, one cent more than on this date last month and 33 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.76, the same price as last Thursday, eight cents higher than a month ago and 35 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“According to the Energy Information Administration’s latest report, the region’s refinery rate hit a new record high, and is the highest level since the mid-2010’s and well above the 80 percent rate usually seen at this time of year,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “In addition, gasoline inventories continue to measure about 30 million barrels for a third week, positioning the West Coast region with a comfortable supply level as the year begins.”    

 

Motorists can download the free AAA Mobile app to virtually shop around the for the lowest gas price near them while planning their trips.  The AAA Mobile 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. Jan. 4:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.12

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.27

-2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.76

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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