AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Mixed Or Flat

Woody surfboard
Photo copyright David D https://www.flickr.com/photos/puuikibeach/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Gas prices were mixed or flat in the local Hawaii metro areas during the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.60, down a penny from last week, up five cents from this date last month and down 46 cents from a year ago, according to the www.AAAFuelGaugeReport.com.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.40, which is three cents less than last week, six cents higher than last month and 53 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.64, four cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than last month and 53 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.12, the same price as last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 10 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“Drivers on the West Coast are paying some of the nation’s highest averages at the pump, and prices have risen as refineries work to meet growing demand. California ($2.77) and Hawaii ($2.60) lead the market and remain the only two states posting retail averages above $2.50,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  The Gulf Coast states of Mississippi ($1.89) and Louisiana ($1.90) are nation’s least expensive markets, and prices in 13 states remain below the $2 per gallon benchmark.

 

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.

 

 Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of April 21: 

 

 

Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.40

-3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.64

+4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.12

No Change

 

 $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.    

Media Contacts

Elaine Beno
714-885-2324