AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Decline Again

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Local gas prices dropped again over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.56, four cents less than a week ago, seven cents less than last month and 47 cents less than a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. 


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.36, which is five cents less than last week, nine cents less than last month and 59 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.53, down two cents from last Thursday, four cents lower than last month and 47 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.10, two cents lower since last week, a nickel less than last month and the same price on this date a year ago.


“Consumers in 45 states are paying retail averages below $2 per gallon,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “South Carolina and Tennessee are the nation’s least expensive markets at $1.50 a gallon, and pump prices are below $1.75 per gallon in 35 states. Motorists in the West are paying some of the nation’s highest averages led by Hawaii at $2.56 and California at $2.30. Regional neighbors Alaska ($2.19), Washington ($2.01) and Nevada ($1.96) round out the top five most expensive markets for gasoline.”


Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.


Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Feb. 25:   




One Week Change    

Record Price











-5 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-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.