AAA Hawaii: Gas Prices Stay Steady

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Gas prices remained stable throughout the state during the past week, moving by a penny or less in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.07, the same price as last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago, and 51 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.92, which is one cent less than last Thursday, five cents less than on this date last month and 57 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.05, which is unchanged from last week, three cents lower than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.51, which is one cent penny higher than last Thursday, unchanged from a month ago, and 38 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

 

“While the Hawaii statewide average price continues to be the highest in the U.S., Honolulu drivers are paying less for fuel on average than drivers in San Francisco ($3.12), Los Angeles ($3.05), and San Diego ($3.03), and about the same as motorists in Seattle ($2.89) and Reno, Nevada ($2.92),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Worldwide oil prices have dropped in the last month, and if that trend continues, local drivers could see lower 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 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 23:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.92

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.05

No Change

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.51

+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.