Gas Prices Up Slightly Again

Gassing up by Ian Munroe
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Gas prices nudged up again in Honolulu as residents and vacationers anticipate the upcoming July 4th holiday, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.77, up three cents from last week, 12 cents higher than a month ago, and 59 cents lower than a year ago, according to


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.57, which is two cents more than last week, 13 cents more than last month and 73 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.86, nine cents higher than last Thursday, 17 cents higher than last month and 45 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.21, one cent more than last Thursday, two cents more than last month and 23 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“Gas supplies in the region are reportedly at six-month lows due to rising demand; however, production is approaching year-to date-highs and prices in the region remain relatively steady,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “States on the West Coast, including Hawaii, are posting some of the largest year-over-year savings with Hawaii gas nearly 60 cents a gallon lower than a year ago.”


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. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed


Prices as of 8 a.m. June 23:




One Week Change    

Record Price











+2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










+9 cents


 $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.