AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Still Flat

Automotive, Gas Prices
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Gas prices continued to be relatively flat throughout the islands in the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.65 a gallon, which is one cent higher since last Thursday, two cents higher than a month ago and six cents lower as on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is unchanged since last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago and six cents lower as on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.74, which is up one cent from last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and one cent higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is unchanged since last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and 16 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.85, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher on this date last month and three cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.84, which is the same price as last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago and 16 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report showed that West Coast gasoline stocks grew significantly by 1.3 million barrels from the previous week and now sit at 27.7 million barrels.  The current level is 2.5 million barrels less than last year’s level at this time,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “The West Coast states may see continued price volatility, as a result of tight stocks in the region, increasing pump prices for motorists.”

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 30:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

 

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.53

 

 

 No change 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.74

 

 

 +1 cent   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.84

 

 

  No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.85

 

 

 +1 cent  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.84

 

 

 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.