AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Decline

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Hawaii residents saw average gas prices drop around the islands this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.21, down four cents from last week, 13 cents less than last month and $1.10 a gallon lower than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price slipped by six cents to $3.06 and is 20 cents lower than a month ago and $1.22 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.27 per gallon, four cents less than last week, a penny less than last month and 84 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.43, a penny less since last Thursday, two cents less than last month and $1.02 less than on this date last year.

 

“Gas stations in five western states continue to show retail averages above $3 per gallon,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “California remains the nation’s most expensive market for retail gas ($3.59) and is followed by regional neighbors Alaska ($3.47), Hawaii ($3.21), Nevada ($3.21), and Washington ($3.10). Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Motorists can find out more at AAA.com/mobile.”

 

Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Aug. 13:    

 

Area                   

Regular   

   One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.06

   -6 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.27

   -4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.43

   -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.