AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up

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Hawaii gas prices moved up again throughout the state for the third consecutive week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.41, two cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 31 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.24, two cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher on this date a month ago and 27 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.41, which is one cent higher from last Thursday, 15 cents more than on this date last month and 36 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

“According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline stocks in the region dropped by the largest amount seen in the last 12 weeks – nearly 700,000 barrels,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Demand is up, but consumers may still wish to stretch their dollars and gallons of gas by shopping around for the best price, making sure their cars are in good working order and removing excess items from the vehicle, excluding the spare tire.”

In Kahului the average price is $3.86, two cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than on this date last month and 36 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s (Kauai) average price for regular is $3.63, which is unchanged since last Thursday, 10 cents higher than on this date last month and 26 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.86, two cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago and 36 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

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. Feb. 8:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.24

+2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.41

+1 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.86

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.63

No Change

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.86

+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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