AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up

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Gas prices increased throughout the islands by a nickel a gallon or more in the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.49 a gallon, which is seven cents higher than last Thursday, 20 cents higher than a month ago and three cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.37, which is nine cents higher than last Thursday, 26 cents higher than on this date a month ago and two cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.56, which is up five cents from last Thursday, 15 cents higher than on this date last month and two cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.69, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date last month and 26 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.67, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, 17 cents higher than on this date last month and three cents higher than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.69, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 26 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report showed that western United States gasoline stocks fell by 200,000 barrels from the previous week and now sit at 31.1 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “Gasoline stocks have been steadily decreasing, and oil prices have been increasing, since February causing higher prices at the pump that may continue up in the coming weeks.”          

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. April 4:

 Area                   

Regular   

 

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.37

 

 +9 cents 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.56

 

 +5 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.69

 

  +6 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.67

 

 +5 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.69

 

 +6 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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