AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Price Declines Continue

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Hawaii gas prices continued to drop throughout the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The statewide average price is $2.77, three cents less than last Thursday, 10 cents less than last month and 99 cents less than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price is $2.61 today, four cents less than last Thursday, 10 cents less than last month and $1.04 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $2.64 per gallon, one cent lower than last week, 12 cents less than last month and $1.04 less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.29, two cents less than last Thursday, a penny less than last month and 73 cents less than at this time last year.

 

“The relatively low price of crude oil is helping to sustain year-over-year savings in the price of gasoline nationwide,” said AAA Hawaii general manager Liane Sumida.  “Retail averages are down more than 50 cents per gallon in 48 states and Washington, D.C., and motorists in a dozen states are saving at least 75   cents per gallon versus this same date last year. Alaska (-$1.03) and Hawaii (- 99 cents), two of the nation’s most expensive markets, are also states where drivers are saving almost $1 or more per gallon compared to one year ago.”

 

AAA Hawaii encourages drivers to maximize gasoline mileage by consolidating errands, using online shopping sites and eliminating extra items, except the spare tire, in the passenger compartment and trunk. 

 

Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Dec. 10:    

 

Area                   

Regular  

One Week Change   

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.61

-4 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.64

-1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.29

-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 of last card swipe of previous day.