AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up Slightly

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Gas prices rose slightly in a few metro areas of Hawaii in the last week as the rest of the U.S. saw much bigger increases on average, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.55, unchanged from last week, five cents less than last month and 58 cents less than a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.33, which is one cent more than last week, eight cents less than last month and 72 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.56, up three cents from last Thursday, a penny lower than last month and 53 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.11, a cent higher than last Thursday, a cent less than last month and 10 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“California prices rose by double digits in the last week to top Hawaii as the state with the most expensive fuel,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Higher oil prices and the annual spring maintenance season are pushing up prices throughout the U.S.”

 

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 17: 

 

Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.33

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.56

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.11

+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.