AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Honolulu Price Average Under $3

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Hawaii residents saw average gas prices drop around most of the islands this past week and Honolulu’s average gas price slipped by a nickel to $2.98 a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.15, down three cents from last week, 16 cents less than last month and $1.15 a gallon lower than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price is 23 cents lower than a month ago and $1.27 less than this time last year.  In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.19 per gallon, four cents less than last week, eight cents less than last month and 92 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.44, a penny more since last Thursday, two cents less than last month and $1 a gallon less than on this date last year.

 

“Pump prices in nearly every state are more than 50 cents per gallon lower than this same date last year. Motorists in many states, including Hawaii, are saving $1 or more per gallon in the average price to refuel their vehicles since last August," 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 AAA.com/mobile. 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 Aug. 27:    

 

 

Area                   

Regular

  One Week Change   

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.98

  -5 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$3.23

  -4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.44

  +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.