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AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up

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Gas prices bumped up throughout the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.28, up four cents from last Thursday, 12 cents higher than a month ago and 38 cents more than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.12, up three cents from last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 35 cents higher than last year. The Hilo average price is $3.29, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents more than on this date last month and 45 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.70, up three cents compared to last Thursday, 12 cents higher than a month ago and 40 cents higher than on this date a year ago.


“Maximize savings at the pump by keeping your vehicle maintained, removing excess items from the car, except the spare tire, and making sure your gas cap is properly secured,” said AAA Hawaii General manager Liane Sumida. “Motorists should also check around for the best price to get the most for their fuel dollars,” she added.    


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


Prices as of 8 a.m. Dec. 7:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+3 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+6 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+3 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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