AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up Slightly

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Gas prices ticked up in nearly all the local Hawaii metro areas during the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.61, up a penny from last week, up seven cents on this date last month and 48 cents less than a year ago, according to the www.AAAFuelGaugeReport.com.

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.43, which is one cent more than last week, up 11 cents since last month and 53 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.60, a penny higher since as last Thursday, a nickel higher than last month and 52 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.12, the same price as last Thursday, four cents more than last month and 11 cents less than on this date a year ago.

“Lower prices persist for consumers in every state and Washington, D.C. Gas prices in the vast majority of states are down by more than quarter per gallon, with drivers in Alaska (-62 cents), Oregon (-48 cents) and Hawaii (-48 cents) benefitting from the largest year-over-year savings in the price of retail gasoline,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.

Drivers in California ($2.77) are paying the nation’s highest average at the pump. Motorists in Louisiana ($1.881) and South Carolina ($1.885) are paying the lowest prices at the pump.

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 14: 

 

 

Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.43

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.60

+1 cent

 

 $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.    

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