Gas Prices Drop More Slowly; Hilo Prices Up

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Gasoline goblins may be returning as the pace of fuel price declines slowed in the islands during the past week, and the average price of a gallon of gas increased in Hilo, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.07 per gallon, two cents less than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 19 cents less than on this day last year.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped to $3.97 a gallon for regular unleaded – one cent less than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 21 cents less than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.08 per gallon, two cents more than last Thursday, 13 cents less than last month and 15 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.30 a gallon, a penny lower than last week, 10 cents below last month and 10 cents less than the price last year.  

 

State averages around the country currently are:  Hawaii at $4.07, Alaska at $3.75, California at $3.64 and Texas at $2.98, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.  Missouri’s state average, at $2.85 a gallon, is noted as the lowest in the nation in the report.

 

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

Area                   

Regular

One Week Change

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$3.97

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$4.08

+2 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$4.30

-1 cent

 

 $4.98   (5/9/2011)