Gas Prices Stable In Honolulu, Drop Elsewhere

Weekly Fuel Prices Report

The state’s gas prices saw some drops in outlying areas but no change in Honolulu compared to a week ago, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.33 per gallon, which is down two cents from last week, one cent below last month and eight cents more than on this day last year.

Honolulu’s average price is unchanged for five weeks at $4.24 a gallon for regular unleaded – also unchanged from last month and up four cents from a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.27 per gallon, five cents less than last week, eight cents less than last month and three cents more than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.54 a gallon, two cents lower than last week, the same as last month and 28 cents more than the price last year.  

“While prices have dropped as a whole throughout other U.S. states for the last month, so far we have seen very little change,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Our statewide average has stayed within 10 cents of its 2013 high point of $4.40 a gallon since that price was reached in March.”

The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Aug. 22:

Area

Regular

One Week Change

Record Price

Honolulu

$4.24

No Change

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

Hilo

$4.27

-5 cents

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

Wailuku

$4.54

-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 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. 

Media Contacts

Liane Sumida
808-529-5094
Marie Montgomery
714-885-2333