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AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Inch Up

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Hawaii gas price averages bumped up again during the past week but still remain between 90 cents to about a $1 a gallon less than a year ago, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.37, two cents more than last week, two cents more than last month and 99 cents a gallon lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average gas price increased slightly to $3.30, a penny more since last Thursday, eight cents higher from last month and $1.01 a gallon less than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.33 per gallon, six cents more than last week, two cents more than last month and 90 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.44, one cent more than last Thursday, which is a nickel more than on this date last month and $1.02 less on this date last year.


“The highest retail gas prices continue to be found in the islands and on the West Coast with California ($3.46) continuing to be the nation’s most expensive market.  But seven other states now post averages above $3 per gallon,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. 


The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of June 25:   




One Week Change          

Record Price











+1 cent


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+6 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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