AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up

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Hawaii gas prices mostly increased slightly or were flat throughout most of the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.51 a gallon, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than a month ago and 44 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.35, unchanged since last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date a month ago and 43 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.54, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

“According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline inventories saw a 2.1 million barrel draw  down last week – a major decline ahead of the spring driving season on the mainland,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Total gasoline stocks in the western part of the U.S. sit at more than 32 million barrels.  This is approximately 3.4 million barrels more than they were at this time last year.”

In Kahului the average price is $3.93, one cent higher than last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and 43 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.62, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 29 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.93, one cent higher than last Thursday, two cents higher than a month ago and 43 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.  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 discounts, and book a hotel and access Roadside Assistance.

Prices as of 8 a.m. March 22:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.35

No change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.54

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.93

+1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.62

+2 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.93

+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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