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Gas Prices Mostly In Holding Pattern

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The Hawaii average state gas price remained the same at $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current price average is one cent less than last month and a penny lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average price stayed the same as last week at $4.31, was three cents less than on this date a month ago and seven cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.15 per gallon, up two cents from last week, a penny more than last month ago and 21 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.46 a gallon, the same price as last Thursday, the same price on this day last month and nine cents less than last year.


“Oil prices have begun to drop and motorists on the mainland are starting to see retail pump prices decline,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Usually, it takes a little longer to see gas price declines in Hawaii once prices elsewhere begin dropping, because of our limited supply sources.”


The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of July 17:



One Week Change

Record Price











No Change


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










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

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