AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up For Sixth Week

Gas Prices
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Hawaii gas prices increased for the sixth consecutive week in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.65 a gallon, which is four cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago and 59 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com. 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.51, three cents higher since last Thursday, 13 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 61 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.66, which is a penny higher than last Thursday, 12 cents more than on this date last month and 62 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului the average price is $3.98, which is unchanged since last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.79, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 15 cents higher than on this date last month and 42 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.98, unchanged since last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago and 48 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“On the week, prices in the West Coast region increased, but the national average held steady and 19 state averages remained flat or saw decreases.  As for gasoline stocks nationally, at 30.5 million barrels, stocks grew by approximately 1 million barrels.  Storage levels are now roughly a half-million barrels more than the same time last year,” 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. May 10:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.51

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.66

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$3.98

No Change

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.79

+3 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.98

No Change

 

 $4.98   (5/9/2011)