AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up Again

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Hawaii gas prices increased up to six cents a gallon throughout the islands again this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.33 a gallon, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than a month ago and 17 cents less than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.18, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date a month ago and 17 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.47, which is up six cents from last Thursday, 15 cents more than on this date last month and seven cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.59, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date last month and 32 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.52, which is up two cents since last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and 10 cents lower than a year ago today.  Wailuku’s average is $3.59, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date a month ago and 32 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration weekly report showed that western U.S. gasoline stocks fell by approximately 100,000 barrels to 32.7 million barrels,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.  “However, stocks are approximately 500,000 barrels higher now at than this time last year which could help stabilize prices if there is a supply challenge in the region this week.”       

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. March 7:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.18

 +3 cents 

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.47

 +6 cents   

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.59

  +2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.52

 +2 cents  

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.59

 +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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