Gasoline prices declined at a slower rate than the previous week statewide as tourism and demand for gasoline has dropped, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.31 a gallon, which is three cents lower than last week, 23 cents less than a month ago and 22 cents less than the price on this date last year, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.16, which is four cents lower than last week, 25 cents lower than a month ago and 24 cents less than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.47, which is three cents lower than a week ago, 22 cents lower than on this date last month and 15 cents lower than on this date a year ago.
In Kahului, the average price is $3.57, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, 17 cents lower than a month ago and 15 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.59, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, 26 cents lower than last month and 15 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Although the rate of declining prices is slowing, gasoline production continues to drop, and inventories continue to increase worldwide, so we expect to see retail prices continue to move lower,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager.
Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find AAA discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile.
Prices as of 8 a.m. April 9: