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AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Down

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Hawaii residents saw average gas price decline 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 $3.29, down four cents from last week, eight cents less than last month and $1.04 a gallon lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average gas price slipped by four cents to $3.19 and is 11 cents lower than a month ago and $1.12 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.26 per gallon, a nickel less than last week, five cents less than last month and 88 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.44, one cent less since last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and $1.02 less than on this date last year.


“Drivers in seven states, all located west of the Rockies, are paying retail averages above $3 per gallon,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “California is the nation’s most expensive market for retail gasoline ($3.80) and is followed by regional neighbors Alaska ($3.47), Hawaii ($3.29), Nevada ($3.25), and Washington ($3.18).”


Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of July 30:    




One Week Change     

Record Price











-4 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-5 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-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. 


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