AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up

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West Coast states, including Hawaii, saw small gas price increases over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.11, up one cent from last Thursday, three cents more than on this date a month ago and 35 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $2.94, the same price as last Thursday, three cents higher than last month and 31 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.15, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.53, two cents higher than last Thursday, up three cents from this date a month ago, and 30 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“Hawaii continues to experience the least amount of gas price disruption in the U.S. related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Tanker ships arrived at reopened Port Everglades this week and began bringing gasoline back to empty gas pumps throughout South Florida.  Tanker ships can carry up to eight million gallons of fuel – enough to fill up 533,000 passenger vehicles, according to news reports. Our thoughts continue to be with all those who were impacted in the Southeast and Gulf states,” she said.  

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The 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. Sept. 14:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.94

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.15

+4 cents  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.53

+2 cents

 

 $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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