AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed

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Honolulu drivers are paying a little less for fuel this week, but those on outlying islands are seeing more expensive pump prices as the Memorial Day holiday nears, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.67, up one cent from last week, six cents higher than a month ago, and 57 cents lower than a year ago, according to the www.AAAFuelGaugeReport.com.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.43, which is two cents less than last week, up two cents from last month and 72 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.75, three cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than last month and 44 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.22, up nine cents since last Thursday, 11 cents more than last month and 15 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“AAA projects that this year’s Memorial Day holiday weekend will be the busiest May holiday weekend since 2005, which was the all-time record,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Honolulu is one of the Top Ten destinations for U.S. travelers this upcoming holiday, according to AAA projections, so we expect an increase in gasoline demand throughout the islands.”

 

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

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.43

-2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.75

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.22

+9 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.