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AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Stability Reigns

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Hawaii gas prices continued to remain mostly stable over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.30, one cent more than last Thursday, one cent higher than a month ago and 26 cents more than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.13, one cent higher than last Thursday, one cent higher on this date a month ago and 21 cents higher than last year at this time. The Hilo average price is $3.27, which is unchanged from last Thursday, two cents more than on this date last month and 28 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.77, a penny higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 35 cents higher than on this date a year ago.


“Healthy refinery output and increased gasoline imports are contributing to high inventory volume, which has kept prices in the region mostly stable, according to a recent Energy Information Administration report,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “With New Year’s resolutions still fresh, now is the time to find a great mechanic you can work with to get your vehicle in shape to maximize gas mileage, vehicle performance and safety. AAA Hawaii can help with its AAA Approved Auto Repair network of repair facilities which can be found online at”    


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


Prices as of 8 a.m. Jan. 11:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+1 cent


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










No Change


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+1 cent


 $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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