Gas Prices Rise; AAA Gas Prices Website Unveiled

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Gas prices increased again in Honolulu and statewide as travelers are soon to enter the greater demand summer driving season, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.72, up two cents from last week, eight cents higher than a month ago, and 41 cents lower than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.53, which is two cents more than last week, eight cents more than last month and 71 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.77, six cents higher than last Thursday, seven cents higher than last month and 48 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.19, two cents more since last Thursday, seven cents more than last month and 22 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“In an effort to continue to help travelers and the public with fuel information, AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report website has been redesigned and renamed,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “The enhancements include an updated interface that resizes between desktop, mobile and tablet for improved visibility.  There’s also an enhanced gas-cost calculator featuring additional destination options, a miles-per-gallon (MPG) filter and results comparisons between locations to assist drivers with fuel savings,” she added.


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.


Prices as of 8 a.m. June 9:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+6 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+2 cents


 $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.