AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up Again

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For the second straight week, Hawaii gas prices moved upward in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.55 a gallon, which is three cents more than last Thursday, five cents higher than a month ago and 49 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.39, three cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date a month ago and 49 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.58, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, six cents more than on this date last month and 54 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $3.95, which is unchanged from last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 47 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.68, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and 34 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.95, unchanged from last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago and 47 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Price increases like these are expected at this time of year, when overall gasoline demand is increasing throughout the U.S.,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.

AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.  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 discounts, and book a hotel and access Roadside Assistance.

Prices as of 8 a.m. April 12:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.39

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.58

+4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.95

No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.68

+3 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.95

No change

 

 $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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