AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Drop In Cities

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Hawaii gas prices are down in the metropolitan areas although they are unchanged for the week statewide, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.72, unchanged from last Thursday, nine cents lower than a month ago, and 47 cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.52, which is down one cent from last Thursday, 10 cents less than on this date last month and 53 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.69, four cents lower than last Thursday, 19 cents lower than last month and 56 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.26, down one cent since last Thursday, no change from this date last month and 18 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“Talk of an OPEC oil production freeze has had an upward impact on crude oil prices this week, but so far that has not affected Hawaii pump prices,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “With a statewide average price of $2.72, Hawaii continues to have the highest U.S. gas prices, with California ($2.63), Alaska ($2.57), Washington ($2.57) and Idaho ($2.46) just behind.”

 

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. Aug. 18:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.52

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.69

-4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.26

-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. 

 

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