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AAA Hawaii: Pump Prices Jump Again

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Hawaii pump prices increased throughout most of the islands during the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.93, which is four cents higher since last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago, and 19 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to 


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.80, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, two cents more than on this date last month and 23 cents higher than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.84, which is the same price as last Thursday, one cent lower than on this date last month and 29 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.38, which is seven cents higher than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than on this date last month and nine cents above this date a year ago.


“The West Coast is one of the only regions in the country to see prices drop over the past week with the exception of Hawaii where drivers are paying four cents more per gallon,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “A snapshot of the highest average prices in the West include:  Hawaii at $2.93, California at $2.65, Alaska at $2.63 and Washington at $2.58,” she added.


Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at 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

Prices as of 8 a.m. Dec. 15:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+3 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










No Change


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+7 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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