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Gas Prices Drop In Many Areas Before Holiday

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The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  


“Although international incidents have increased oil prices, we haven’t seen them affect local prices so far,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Still, we recommend that drivers continue to drive moderately and use other gas saving methods, to manage their fuel expenses.”


The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of June 26:    



One Week Change

Record Price











-2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)












 $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 100,000 stations around the country.  Prices shown are combined averages of last card swipe of previous day. 


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