Gas Prices Continue Down

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Over the past week, gas prices dropped throughout the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.72, three cents less than last Thursday, 11 cents lower than a month ago, and 50 cents lower than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.53, which is down two cents since last Thursday, 10 cents less than on this date last month and 55 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.73, eight cents lower than last Thursday, 18 cents lower than last month and 51 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.27, down two cents since last Thursday, one cent less than on this date last month and 17 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“Despite year-over-year savings, the West Coast remains the most expensive market for gasoline, including the four states where drivers are paying an average of more than $2.50 a gallon for regular, Hawaii ($2.72) California ($2.64), Alaska ($2.59) and Washington ($2.58),” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. 


Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed


Prices as of 8 a.m. Aug. 11:




One Week Change    

Record Price











-2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-8 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-2 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. 

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