Gas Prices Up For July Fourth

Hawaii Fourth of July by Daniel Ramirez
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Gas prices nudged up again in Honolulu as residents and vacationers roll into the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.82, up five cents from last week, 13 cents higher than a month ago, and 55 cents lower than a year ago, according to data from AAA’s gas price website, GasPrices.AAA.com

 

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.62, which is a nickel more than last week, 12 cents more than last month and 68 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.91, nine cents higher than last Thursday, 20 cents higher than last month and 40 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.27, six cents more since last Thursday, 10 cents more than last month and 17 cents less than on this date a year ago.

 

“Gas prices on the West Coast remain as some of the highest in the nation, with nearly every state in the region represented in the rankings of the nation’s top 10 most expensive markets,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “The region also continues to lead the market in posting some of the largest year-over-year savings, thanks to lower crude oil prices and comparatively more supply. Drivers in Hawaii are paying 55 cents a gallon less than a year ago leading into the Fourth of July.”

 

Motorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at 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. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed GasPrices.AAA.com.

 

Prices as of 8 a.m. June 30:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honolulu

$2.62

+5 cents

 

 $4.48   (5/8/2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilo

$2.91

+9 cents

 

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wailuku

$3.27

+6 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.