AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices At Highest Level of 2016

gas pumps lower tricolor horizontal

The statewide average gas price continued for the second week at its highest level of 2016 as pump prices again rose throughout the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.87, which is one penny more than last Thursday, five cents higher than a month ago, and two cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com. The last time the statewide average was near this level was in mid-July, when it topped out at $2.83 before dropping.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.76, which is up three cents from last Thursday, seven cents more than on this date last month and two cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.79, which is up one cent since last Thursday, 11 cents higher than last month and three cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.31, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, six cents more than on this date last month and one cent more than on this date a year ago.

 

“Prices unfortunately have continued rising in Hawaii as they are dropping in other states,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “However, the good news is that the year-to-date state average price is $2.69 – 41 cents lower than the average price of $3.10 a gallon paid by Hawaii drivers in 2015.”

 

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. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Oct. 20:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.76

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.79

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.31

+4 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. 

Media Contacts

Elaine Beno
714-885-2324
Marie Montgomery
714-885-2333