AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up For Seventh Week

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Hawaii gas prices increased for the seventh consecutive week in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.67 a gallon, which is two cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 62 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.55, four cents higher since last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 65 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.68, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents more than on this date last month and 66 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $3.97, which is a penny lower since last Thursday, one cent lower than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.83, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date last month and 49 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.97, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than a month ago and 48 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“The Energy Information Administration’s petroleum report for the week ending May 4, shows that the West Coast region, which includes Hawaii, saw a decline in gas stocks,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “However, when compared to this time last year, current gas stocks of gasoline in the region are higher than more than 200,000 barrels.”

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 17:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.55

+4 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.68

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.97

-1 cent

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.83

+4 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.97

-1 cent

 

 $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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