AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up

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Hawaii gas prices remained mostly stable over the past week with some areas showing a slight uptick, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.11, which is the same price as a week ago, one cent more than on this date a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $2.94, one cent higher than last Thursday, one cent higher than last month and 26 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.13, which is unchanged from last Thursday, two cents higher on this date last month and 44 cents higher on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.54, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 30 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“According to the federal Energy Information Administration, western U.S. gasoline inventories have steadily climbed for a month,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Over the past week 1 million barrels were added to inventory, bringing the total to 28.7 million barrels above levels at this time last year, possibly curtailing additional oil price increases in the market.”

 

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. Oct. 5:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.94

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.13

No Change  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.54

+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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