AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Stable

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As holiday celebrations get underway, Hawaii gas prices rested over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.29, unchanged from last Thursday, six cents higher than a month ago and 32 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, four cents higher than a month ago and 28 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.26, which is unchanged from last Thursday, five cents more than on this date last month and 39 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 37 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“With local gas prices resting, the Energy Information Administration’s latest report for the West Coast region shows that gasoline inventories hit a new seven-month high at 30 million barrels,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Refinery crude input rates climbed to 94 percent, helping to send regional gasoline inventories to their highest point this year – meaning gas prices should remain stable for the next few weeks.”   

 

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. Dec. 21:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.12

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.26

No Change

 

 $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.