Gas Prices Mostly Lower Statewide

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Hawaii gas prices are mostly down in the metropolitan areas and they are slightly lower for the week statewide, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.71, down a penny from last Thursday, nine cents lower than a month ago, and 46 cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.53, which is up one cent from last Thursday, eight cents less on this date last month and 48 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.64, five cents lower than last Thursday, 22 cents lower than last month and 58 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.25, down one cent since last Thursday, two cents less on this date last month and 20 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“The West Coast features the highest prices in the nation as has been consistently the case over a decade,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “However, drivers in these states are also among the motorists who have seen state prices drop over the past week. These states and their current state averages include Hawaii ($2.71), Washington ($2.60) and Alaska just behind ($2.57).”

 

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. Aug. 25:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.53

+1 cent

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.64

-5 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.25

-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.