AAA Hawaii: Prices Continue Upward Climb

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Hawaii gas prices have continued to climb upward in most areas during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.10, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than a month ago, and 48 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 three cents more last Thursday, six cents more than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.05, which is unchanged from last Thursday, 10 cents higher than on this date last month and 48 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.51, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than on this date last month and 38 cents above this date a year ago.

 

“We normally see prices begin to climb in the early part of the year when many refineries perform maintenance, which can reduce available supply,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “We urge motorists to reduce their fuel usage and expense by regularly checking their tire pressure, taking excess weight out of their vehicles, 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. 9:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.97

+3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.05

No change

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.51

+3 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. 

 

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