AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Inch Up Since Last Week

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Hawaii gas price averages saw a modest bump up again during the past week but continue to remain about a $1 or more 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 $3.29, three cents more than last week, 20 cents more than last month and $1.07 a gallon lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average gas price ticked up to $3.23, six cents more since last Thursday, 24 cents higher from last month and $1.11 a gallon less than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.22 per gallon, four cents more than last week, 16 cents more than last month and 96 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.38, unchanged since last Thursday, which is 14 cents more than on this date last month and $1.07 less on this date last year.


“The Islands and West Coast continue to experience the highest prices for retail gasoline but California ($3.73) remains the nation’s most expensive market.  Four other western 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 May 28:    




   One Week Change    

   Record Price











   +6 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










   +4 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










   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.