Gas Prices Rise In Honolulu, State During Holiday

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Gas prices increased in Honolulu and statewide over the holiday weekend as seasonal demand increased, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.70, up three cents from last week, 12 cents higher than a month ago, and 60 cents lower than a year ago, according to the www.AAAFuelGaugeReport.com.

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.51, which is five cents more than last week, 15 cents more than last month and 72 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.71, one cent higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than last month and 51 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.17, unchanged since last Thursday, eight cents more than last month and 22 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“The statewide average gas price of $2.70 is now at its highest level of 2016, and the Honolulu average price is within one penny of its highest point this year,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Despite that, most Hawaii drivers are still paying lower prices on average than those in San Francisco ($2.98), Los Angeles ($2.83), Seattle ($2.64) and many other metropolitan areas on the West Coast.”

 

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

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. June 2:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.51

+5 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.71

+1 cent

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.17

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.