AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Tick Up Again

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Gas prices rose slightly throughout the metro areas of Hawaii during the last week and consumers in the rest of the country saw prices increase on average, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.56, up a penny from last week, the same price on this date last month and 58 cents less than a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.36, which is three cents more than last week, the same price on this date last month and 69 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.58, up two cents from last Thursday, three cents higher than last month and 56 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.12, a cent higher than last Thursday, two cents less than last month and 10 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“Gas prices tend to reach the highest levels of the year in the spring before the summer tourism and driving season because demand increases,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.

 

“This increase in demand comes at the same time that many refineries conduct maintenance to prepare equipment for the busy summer driving season, which leads to a temporary decline in fuel production. These factors typically lead to higher gas prices this time of year and have helped push prices higher across the country in recent weeks,” she added. 

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at 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 March 24: 

 

Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.36

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.58

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.12

+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.