AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Nudge Up Slightly

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Gas prices ticked up again in some areas as residents and vacationers enjoyed the July 4th holiday week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.82, the same price as last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 55 cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.63, which is a penny more than last week, 12 cents more than last month and 66 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.89, two cents lower than last Thursday, 15 cents higher than last month and 41 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.28, one cent more since last Thursday, nine cents more than last month and 18 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“With a AAA-estimated 43 million drivers hitting the road this July 4th holiday, this year continues to see Americans traveling in record numbers,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “A rebounding economy and gas prices that reflect substantial yearly savings are contributing to gasoline demand and vehicle miles traveled that are both on track to set all-time highs for 2016.”

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at AAA.com/mobile. The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. July 7:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.63

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.89

-2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.28

+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 of last card swipe of previous day.