AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Unaffected By Hurricane Harvey

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Hawaii was the only U.S. state to post a decline in its gas price average over the last week, as other areas absorbed price increases attributed to supply concerns from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.08, down one cent from last Thursday, four cents more than 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 $2.91, the same price as last Thursday, three cents higher than last month and 35 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.09, which is also unchanged from last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date last month and 43 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.50, four cents lower than last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago, and 25 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“Local residents getting away for the Labor Day weekend to the West Coast may be surprised to see even higher gas prices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Reno and other areas than they are paying in Honolulu,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “The California statewide gas price average is now just six cents lower than Hawaii’s after a weekly increase due to concerns about domestic gasoline supply after the hurricane.”

 

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. Aug. 31:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.91

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.09

No Change  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.50

-4 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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