AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Drop From Last Week

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Hawaii residents and summer travelers enjoyed a decline in average gas prices in most areas 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 $3.35, down two cents from last week, four cents more than last month and 98 cents a gallon lower than a year ago.  

 

Honolulu’s average gas price slipped by two cents to $3.28 over the past week, and is four cents lower than a month ago and $1.03 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.31 per gallon, three cents less than last week, six cents more than last month and 82 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.44, unchanged from last Thursday, three cents less than on this date last month and $1.02 less than on this date last year.

 

“Nationwide, only seven states are reporting average retail gas prices above $3 a gallon,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Retail gas prices continue to remain at the most affordable levels in about seven years which is good news for locals and visitors alike.”

 

The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of July 9: 

 

Area                    

Regular  

  One Week Change   

  Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.28

  -2 cents

 

   $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.31

  -3 cents

 

   $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.44

  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.