AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, gas prices throughout the islands increased for the third consecutive week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.24, up four cents from last Thursday, 14 cents higher 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 $3.07, up four cents from last Thursday, 14 cents higher than a month ago and 30 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.21, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 14 cents more than on this date last month and 36 cents higher on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.69, up four cents compared to last Thursday, 15 cents higher than a month ago and 40 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“While higher gas prices will take a bigger bite out of Thanksgiving travelers’ budgets this year, AAA Hawaii is still expecting increased numbers of travelers and Honolulu is number four on the AAA nationwide list of top 10 Thanksgiving destinations, according to AAA Travel bookings.  Most travelers had already made their plans before the recent gas price increase in Hawaii and on the West Coast,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “AAA Hawaii recommends that Thanksgiving travelers 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. Nov. 16:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.07

+4 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.21

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.69

+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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