AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up For Eighth Week

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Hawaii gas prices increased for the eighth week throughout the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.70 a gallon, which is three cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 65 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.58, three cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 68 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.71, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, six cents more than on this date last month and 69 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $4.00, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.87, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date last month and 56 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.00, three cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 50 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“The summer travel season is upon us and millions of Americans will be relaxing at beaches and exploring cities across the country,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Honolulu and Maui have grown in popularity as destinations compared with last summer.  In fact, Honolulu is the number two destination this year based on AAA Travel bookings for June 1 to August 15. Orlando retained its top spot as the most visited travel destination this year.”

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. May 24:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.58

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.71

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.00

+3 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.87

+4 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.00

+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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