AAA Hawaii: Pump Prices Jump

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Hawaii pump prices increased throughout the islands during the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.89, which is four cents higher since last Thursday, one cent lower than a month ago, and 11 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com 

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.77, which is six cents higher than last Thursday, one cent less than on this date last month and 14 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.84, which is  six cents higher than last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 21 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.31, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and two cents higher on this date a year ago.

 

“Some of this price increase could be the result of the recent oil price increases.  Prices in a number of states increased in recent days. States in the West Coast region continue to post some of the nation’s highest averages at the pump,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “A snapshot of the highest average prices in the West include:  Hawaii at $2.89, California at $2.66, Washington at $2.59 and Alaska at $2.62,” 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. 8:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.77

+6 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.84

+6 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.31

+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. 

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