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Gas Prices Tick Up Slightly

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Gas prices increased a bit again in Honolulu as drivers and vacationers look ahead to next week’s first day of summer, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.74, up two cents from last week, eight cents higher than a month ago, and 69 cents lower than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.55, which is two cents more than last week, 11 cents more than last month and 72 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.77, the same price as last Thursday, one cent higher than last month and 52 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.20, one cent more since last Thursday, four cents more than last month and 22 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“Consumers continue to benefit from the largest yearly savings, with pump prices in nearly every state in the region about 50 cents or greater per gallon less than last summer,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “AAA Hawaii also wants to remind motorists that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed,” she added.


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.


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 16:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










No Change


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










+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.    


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