AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Dip In Most Areas

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Gas prices in most parts of the state moved down slightly again the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.07, the same price as last Thursday, four cents lower than a month ago, and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.93, which is one cent less than last Thursday, five cents less than on this date last month and 60 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.05, which is two cents more than last Thursday, which is two cents lower than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.50, which is one cent less than last Thursday, a penny more on this date last month and 39 cents above this date a year ago.

 

“Prices on the West Coast remain the most expensive in the nation, with a half-dozen states on the list of most expensive markets:  Hawaii, $3.07, California, $2.99, Washington, $2.84, Alaska, $2.81, Oregon, $2.68, and Nevada, $2.65,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Prices in most parts of the region have followed the national average of trending higher due to some mainland states experiencing refinery-related issues.”   

 

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 AAA-rated hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. March 16:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.93

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.05

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.50

-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.