AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Decline

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Hawaii residents saw average gas prices drop around most of the islands this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.18, down three cents from last week, 16 cents less than last month and $1.11 a gallon lower than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price slipped by three cents to $3.03 and is 21 cents lower than a month ago and $1.23 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.23 per gallon, four cents less than last week, a dime less than last month and 86 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.43, unchanged since last Thursday, two cents less than last month and $1.01 less than on this date last year.

 

“The relatively low price of crude oil continues to cause significant year-over-year savings at the pump,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Pump prices are discounted by $1 or more in five states compared to the same date last year: Hawaii (-$1.11), Connecticut (-$1.06), Vermont (-$1.05), Alabama (-$1.01) and New Hampshire (-$1.01).  Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at AAA.com/mobile. The app can also be used to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.”

 

Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Aug. 20:    

 

Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change

   Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.03

-3 cents

 

    $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.23

-4 cents

 

    $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.43

No Change

 

    $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.