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AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed

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Hawaii prices were mixed over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The statewide average price is the same price as last Thursday at $2.87 a gallon, which is also the same price on this date last month and $1.11 lower than on this date last year.


Honolulu’s average gas price is $2.72 today, the same price as last Thursday, one cent more than last month and $1.14 less than this time last year.   In Hilo, the average gas price is $2.76 per gallon, two cents less than last Thursday, a nickel less than last month and $1.15 less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.31, one cent more than last Thursday, a penny less than last month and 94 cents a gallon less than on this date a year ago.  


“Drivers in six states are paying an average below $2 per gallon, and consumers in South Carolina ($1.94) and Alabama ($1.95) continue to pay the lowest prices at the pump,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.   “Hawaii ($2.87) is the nation’s most expensive market for retail gasoline, and it’s joined by regional neighbors California ($2.82), Nevada ($2.69), Washington ($2.52) and Oregon ($2.42) as the top five most expensive retail gas markets. For the sixth consecutive week, all statewide averages are below $3 per gallon and only four states are posting averages above $2.50 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.




One Week Change    

Record Price











No Change


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+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. 



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