AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Small Price Boosts

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Hawaii gas prices experienced a slight increase in prices throughout some areas of the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.77 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 71 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.63, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date a month ago and 74 cents higher on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.84, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, five cents more than on this date last month and 77 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.09, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, six cents higher on this date last month and 54 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.96, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, 10 cents higher than on this date last month and 63 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.09, which is up two cents since last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date a month ago and 53 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“According to the Energy Information Administration’s July 27 petroleum report, inventories of gasoline in the western United States dropped by 400,000 barrels.  They now sit at 300 million barrels, which is nearly 3.5 million barrels lower than levels at this same time last year,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Tighter supplies leave little cushion for price shocks, which could increase prices at the pump if supply becomes more constrained.”   

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 AAA discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.  

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.63

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.84

-1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.09

+2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.96

-2 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.09

+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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