AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Continue To Fall

Gassing up by Ian Munroe
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Hawaii residents and visitors are continuing to enjoy cheaper gasoline and budget savings this holiday season, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current state price average for a gallon of regular is $3.75, eight cents less than the past week, 22 cents less than last month, and 15 cents lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average price of $3.64 dropped by 13 cents a gallon last week and is 24 cents less than last month and 18 cents less on this date a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.68 per gallon, down seven cents from last week, 25 cents less than last month and 17 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.05 a gallon, down six cents from last Thursday, 20 cents lower than last month and 12 cents lower on this date last year.  


“An oil glut continues to help drivers here and around the country at the retail pump for another week,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “State average prices around the country continue to push down with Alaska at $3.42 a gallon, California at $2.93, Delaware at $2.69 and Nevada at $2.81. Many states show averages in the $2.40-$2.75 a gallon range on Many motorists may pocket the savings or be able to spend more on gifts and outings during the holidays.”


The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Dec. 11:   




One Week Change      

Record Price











-13 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-7 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-6 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.