AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Small Price Dips

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Hawaii gas prices decreased slightly 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 the same price as last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 69 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.62, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, the same price on this date a month ago and 71 cents higher on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.86, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, four cents more than on this date last month and 79 cents higher than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $4.07, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, two 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 $3.97, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date last month and 61 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.07, which is down two cents since last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date a month ago and 53 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“When compared to last week, pump prices in the western United States are down, with Arizona (-2 cents) experiencing the biggest drop,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “Since the Energy Administration’s recent petroleum status report ending August 3, gasoline inventories in the western region grew by 200,000 barrels.  They rest at 30.4 million barrels, which is nearly four million barrels higher than total levels at this time last year.  Growing supplies should provide a cushion for price fluctuations, which could help pump prices stabilize if there are any shocks to regional supply this week.”   

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.  

Prices as of 8 a.m. Aug. 16:

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.62

- 1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.86

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kahului

$4.07

-2 cents

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lihue

$3.97

+1 cent

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.07

-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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