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Gas Prices Continue Holding Pattern

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Hawaii gas prices continue to hover at the same high levels of the past several months over the past week, even as prices in the rest of the U.S. continue to fall, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current state price average is $4.32, a penny less from the past week and past month, and three cents lower than a year ago.

 Honolulu’s average price slipped down by one cent since last week to $4.30, was one cent less than on this date a month ago and six cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, up two cents from last week, a nickel more than last month ago and 21 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.44 a gallon, a penny less than last Thursday, two cents lower than last month and 15 cents less than last year.  

 “Hawaii motorists continue to wait for price drops that the mainland is seeing at the retail pump,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “But with two hurricanes approaching, our attention is turned to safety bulletins and preparations to protect life and property. Residents should follow news reports and social media for the latest information about these severe weather conditions.

 “Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands should monitor information from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center  and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Safety information can be found through the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Travel Smart Hawaii website  Visitors should heed all warnings,” she added.

 The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Aug. 7:    



One Week Change

Record Price











-1 cent


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+2 cent


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










-1 cent


 $4.98   (5/9/2011)


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