AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up Again

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Hawaii gas prices increased for the fourth consecutive week in some areas of the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.86 a gallon, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago and 76 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.72, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date a month ago and 78 cents higher than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.93, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents more than on this date last month and 80 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.12, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date last month and 62 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.03, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, six cents higher on this date last month and 67 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.12, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date a month ago and 58 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration weekly petroleum status report showed that in the western United States, motor gasoline stocks increased slightly to 27.89 million barrels during the week that ended September 28,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “However, stocks are approximately 760,000 barrels lower than where they were at this time last year. These factors of higher demand and lower inventory result in higher retail prices.”

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. Oct. 11:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.72

 +4 cents  

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.93

 +3 cents  

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.12

 No change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$4.03

 +1 cent  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.12

 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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