AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Stabilize

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Gas prices stabilized throughout most of the islands in the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.63 a gallon, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than a month ago and the same price as on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.51, which is unchanged from than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date a month ago and the same price as on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.74, which is up one cent from last Thursday, 12 cents higher than on this date last month and six cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is a penny higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date last month and 15 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.84, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, 10 cents higher than on this date last month and four cents higher than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.83, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 15 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The price of oil worldwide has been trending down for many days, and that may contributing to the smaller increases in gas prices locally,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “However, gasoline demand remains robust looking toward the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Motorists should continue to shop around for the best price, consolidate errands  and remove excess items from the vehicle, excluding any spare tire, to maximize fuel efficiency.”          

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. May 9:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.51

 

 

 No change 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.74

 

 

 +1 cent   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.83

 

 

  +1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.84

 

 

 +1 cent  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.83

 

 

 +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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