AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Vary By Area

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As an all-time record number of travelers prepare for their year-end holiday journeys, Hawaii gas prices are up overall for the month but didn’t move in the same direction throughout the state over the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.29, which is one penny higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than a month ago and 36 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.12, unchanged since last Thursday, five cents higher than a month ago and 32 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.29, which is three cents below last Thursday, six cents more than on this date last month and 41 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.76, up six cents compared to last Thursday, eight cents higher than a month ago and 40 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“The islands are getting ready for the annual year-end holiday influx of travelers, which could increase gasoline demand,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “This year, according to AAA Travel bookings, Honolulu and Kahului are the fourth and fifth most popular holiday destinations for U.S. travelers.”

 

Motorists can download the free AAA Mobile app to virtually shop around the for the lowest gas price near them while planning their trips.  The AAA Mobile app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a AAA-rated hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Dec. 14:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.12

No change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.26

-3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.76

+6 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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