AAA Hawaii: Little Movement For Gas Prices

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Gas prices moved very slightly in most of the islands over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.11, which is unchanged from last Thursday, five cents 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 $2.97, which is one cent less than last Thursday, three cents more than on this date last month and 61 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.08, which is one cent above last Thursday, three cents higher 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 two cents higher than last Thursday, four 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., but at the moment supplies are adequate and there’s not a lot of upward price pressure,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “However, if prices follow their usual pattern, we can expect more increases in the next few months.”

 

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

$2.97

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.08

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.51

+2 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.