AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Small Price Boosts

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Hawaii gas prices posted small increases or remained flat again throughout the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.72 a gallon, which is one cent more than last Thursday, 10 cents higher than a month ago and 66 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.59, unchanged since last Thursday, 10 cents higher than on this date a month ago and 69 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.73, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, seven 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 $4.02, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 54 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.88, which is unchanged since last Thursday, 12 cents higher than on this date last month and 56 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.02, which is up two cents since last Thursday, five cents higher than a month ago and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Drivers in the western United States are paying some of the highest gas prices in the country,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “But on the week, most gas prices in the region are flat, with increases of just a few cents. Drivers can stretch their gasoline dollars by using a smooth driving style, and refraining from speeding. The Auto Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center found that fuel economy decreased an average of 9 percent while driving aggressively.” 

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. June 7:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.59

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.73

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.02

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.88

No Change

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.02

+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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