AAA Weekend Gas Watch: Prices Up, Mainland Over $2 A Gallon

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The Aloha State’s gas prices averages increased again slightly although price averages still remain about $1 less per gallon than on this date a year ago, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current Hawaii state average for a gallon of regular is $3.08, four cents more than last week, a penny less than last month, and $1.02 a gallon lower than a year ago. Motorists can check gas prices at www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com.

 

Honolulu’s average gas price today remains just under $3 a gallon at $2.99, up three cents since last Thursday, a nickel higher from last month and $1.04 a gallon less than on this date a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.03 per gallon, up two cents from last week, seven cents less than last month and 96 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.16 a gallon, up four cents from last week, 16 cents lower than last month and $1.12 less on this date last year.  

 

“While rising for the past two weeks, gas price averages are still much less than they were a year ago,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Average gas prices for the mainland have continued to climb past $2 a gallon and a few states are close to or over $3 a gallon with Alaska at $2.86 a gallon, California at $3.44, Nevada at $2.84 and Oregon at $2.87.”

 

The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of March 5:    

 

Area                    

  Regular  

  One Week Change   

  Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

  $2.99

       +3 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

  $3.03

       +2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

  $3.16

       +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.