AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Mixed

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Hawaii gas price averages were mostly stable during the past week but still remain a $1 or more a gallon less expensive than a year ago heading into summer, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.31, a penny more than last week, nine cents more than last month and $1.15 a gallon lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average gas price increased slightly to $3.25, two cents more since last Thursday, 11 cents higher from last month and $1.09 a gallon less than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.24 per gallon, a penny less than last week, a nickel more than last month and 94 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.40, the same price as last Thursday, which is six cents more than on this date last month and $1.06 less on this date last year.


“The Islands and West Coast continue to experience the highest retail gas prices and California ($3.56) continues to be the nation’s most expensive market.  Six 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 June 11:    




   One Week Change

   Record Price











   +2 cents


   $4.48   (5/8/2011)










   -1 cent


   $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.