AAA Hawaii: Pump Prices Drop Post-Thanksgiving

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Hawaii pump prices mostly declined throughout the islands during the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.85, which is the same price as last Thursday, six cents lower than a month ago, and four cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.71, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, eight cents less than on this date last month and five cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.78, which is the same price as last Thursday, seven cents lower than last month and 12 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.29, which is a penny lower than last Thursday, two cents less than on this date last month and the same price on this date a year ago.

 

“Hawaii gas prices continued to mostly dip over the past month,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “But the West Coast continues to be the most expensive market for gasoline, including the only four states in the nation where drivers are paying more than $2.50 a gallon on average: Hawaii at $2.85, California at $2.65, Washington at $2.59 and Alaska at $2.61,” she added.

 

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. Dec. 1:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.71

-2 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.78

No Change

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.29

-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.