AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Inch Down

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Gas prices in most parts of the state moved down slightly during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.09, which is down two cents from last Thursday, a penny higher than a month ago, and 53 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.95, which is two cents less than last Thursday, one cent more than on this date last month and 53 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.07, which is one cent less last Thursday, one cent higher than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.52, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than on this date last month and 41 cents above this date a year ago.

 

“Hawaii continues to have the highest average statewide price in the U.S., and supplies remain sufficient to keep prices fairly flat for the time being,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Much of it depends on how oil prices move in the next weeks, and that is pretty stable at the moment, too.”

 

AAA Hawaii advises motorists to save fuel by regularly checking their tire pressure, properly maintaining their vehicles, taking excess weight out of the trunk, and shopping around virtually for the lowest gas prices with the free AAA Mobile app, which shows the cheapest gas price nearest to them right on the home screen.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Feb. 23:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.95

-2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.07

-1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.52

+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.