AAA Hawaii: Prices Move Up Slightly Again

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Local gasoline prices moved up in many areas over the past week, although they stayed unchanged in Honolulu, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.08, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than a month ago, and 45 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.94, which is unchanged from last Thursday, five cents more than on this date last month and 49 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $3.05, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 14 cents higher than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.48, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, six cents higher than on this date last month and 33 cents above this date a year ago.

 

“Hawaii continues to be the only U.S. state with a gas price average above $3 a gallon, but these are the second-lowest state gas prices for early February since the recession of 2009,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “To ensure they don’t overpay for gasoline, motorists can shop around using 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. 2:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.94

No Change

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.05

+3 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.48

+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.