Gas Prices Jump Up In Some Areas

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Hawaii gas prices increased in some areas across the islands during the past week, with Honolulu seeing a six-cent increase from last Thursday, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.78, four cents more since last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago, and 18 cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.66, which is up six cents from last Thursday, 15 cents more since on this date last month and 14 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.70, four cents higher than last Thursday, one cent higher than last month and 21 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.24, which is the same price as last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and two cents more than on this date a year ago.

 

“Gas prices on the West Coast remain some of the highest in the nation, with six out of 10 of the nation’s most expensive retail markets located in this region: Hawaii ($2.78), California ($2.75), Washington ($2.70), Alaska ($2.61) and Oregon ($2.52),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Hawaii residents can consolidate errands and eliminate unnecessary items in their vehicles to improve their vehicles’ fuel economy and save money.”

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at AAA.com/mobile. 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 GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Sept. 15:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.66

+6 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.70

+4 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.24

No Change

 

 $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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