AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up

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Hawaii gas prices experienced increases again throughout the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.78 a gallon, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than a month ago and 73 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.63, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 67 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.84, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents more than on this date last month and 84 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $4.10, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date last month and 63 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.94, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and 60 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.10, which is up two cents since last Thursday, six cents higher than a month ago and 62 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“According to the Energy Information Administration’s petroleum status report for the week ending on July 6, inventories of gasoline in the western United States grew by 300,000 barrels.  They now sit at 30.8 million barrels, which is just over 2 million barrels higher than total levels at this time last year.  The surplus may help guard against price spikes in the event that supply tightens in the region,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.

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. July 19:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.63

+2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.84

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.10

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.94

+5 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.10

+2 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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