AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Hawaii State Average Under $3

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Hawaii residents saw average gas prices drop around the islands again this past week and Honolulu’s average gas price declined by six cents to $2.79 a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular slipped to $2.95, down six cents from last week, 25 cents less than last month and $1.30 a gallon lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average gas price is 26 cents lower than a month ago and $1.42 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $2.86 per gallon, nine cents less than last week, 40 cents less than last month and $1.22 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.32, four cents less since last Thursday, 11 cents less on this date last month and $1.10 a gallon less than on this date last year.


“Alaska ($3.18), California ($3.10), Hawaii ($2.95), Idaho ($2.77) and Nevada ($3.03) are the top five most expensive gasoline markets in the country today.  But Alabama ($1.96), Mississippi ($1.96) and South Carolina ($1.91) motorists are paying the lowest price at the pump in the nation,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at The app can also be used to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.”


Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Sept. 17: 




One Week Change    

Record Price











-6 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-9 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-4 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.