Gas Prices Mostly Down; Honolulu Dips One Cent

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Hawaii gas prices slipped slightly in most areas across the islands during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.81, one cent less since last Thursday, eight cents higher than a month ago, and seven cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.68, which is down one cent from last Thursday, 13 cents less since on this date last month and four cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.71, a penny more since as last Thursday, four cents higher than last month and 12 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.23, which is one cent less since as last Thursday, two cents less than on this date last month and six cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“Gas prices on the West Coast continue to be the highest in the country: Hawaii ($2.81), California ($2.75), Washington ($2.71), Alaska ($2.65) and Oregon ($2.52),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that they can save money by making sure their vehicle is as empty as possible since carrying bulky items when it’s not necessary decrease fuel economy. They should not, however, remove the spare tire. ”

 

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. 29:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.68

-1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.71

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.23

-1 cent

 

 $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.