AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii Prices Up, Still $1 Less Than 2014

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Hawaii gas price averages saw increases again during the past week but prices remain at least $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 $3.21, eight cents more than last week, 10 cents more than last month and $1.16 a gallon lower than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price sits at $3.13, a dime more since last Thursday, 15 cents higher from last month and $1.21 a gallon less than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.17 per gallon, eight cents more than last week, seven cents more than last month and $1.01 less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.34, nine cents more since last Thursday, a dime more than on this date last month and $1.12 less on this date last year.  

 

“Although the state average is currently moving higher, consumers are still experiencing a significant year-over-year-savings and today’s state average price is $1.16 per gallon less than a year ago,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “The Islands and West Coast continue to lead the nation in posting the highest prices for retail gasoline and California ($3.70) remains the nation’s most expensive market.  Hawaii and California are joined by two other states with averages above $3 per gallon: Nevada ($3.20) and Alaska ($3.14),” she added.

 

The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of May 7: 

 

Area                   

Regular   

   One Week Change    

 Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.13

   +10 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.17

   +8 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.34

   +9 cents

 

 $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.