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AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Drop Down

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Hawaii prices declined slightly over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The statewide average price dipped by two cents to $2.87 a gallon, which is the same price on this date last month and $1.15 lower than on this date last year.


Honolulu’s average gas price is $2.72 today, a penny less than last week, one cent more than last month and $1.19 less than this time last year.   In Hilo, the average gas price is $2.78 per gallon, two cents less than last Thursday, four cents less than last month and $1.19 less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.30, two cents less than last Thursday, a penny less than last month and 99 cents a gallon less than on this date a year ago.  


“For the fifth consecutive week, drivers in every state are paying retail averages below $3 per gallon with states west of the Rockies leading the market: Hawaii ($2.87), California ($2.83), Nevada ($2.71), Washington ($2.46) and Alaska ($2.41),” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Drivers in South Carolina ($1.91) and Alabama ($1.94) are paying the nation’s lowest averages at the pump, and eight states are posting averages below $2 per gallon,” she added.


“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,” she said.


Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Nov. 5: 




One Week Change    

Record Price











-1 cent


 $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. 



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