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Gas Prices Mostly Unchanged; Honolulu Up

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Hawaii gas prices were stable in most areas across the islands during the past week, but Honolulu’s average price for regular increased by three cents, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.82, four cents more since last Thursday, 13 cents higher than a month ago, and 10 cents lower than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.69, which is up three cents from last Thursday, 18 cents more since on this date last month and seven cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.70, the same price as last Thursday, six cents higher than last month and 15 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 seven cents less than on this date a year ago.


“Gas prices on the West Coast stubbornly remain some of the highest in the nation: Hawaii ($2.82), California ($2.75), Washington ($2.72), Alaska ($2.64) and Oregon ($2.54),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that they can save more money by using their vehicles’ manufacturer-required fuel like regular octane, rather than using more expensive premium fuel when it’s not necessary. Most luxury vehicles, however, require premium fuel.”


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


Prices as of 8 a.m. Sept. 22:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+3 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










No Change


 $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 120,000 stations around the country.  Prices shown are combined averages of last card swipe of previous day. 

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