Hawaii Gas Prices Move Up In Response To Oil Price Surge

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Hawaii gas prices rose last week as a result of the Saudi oil attacks that caused global oil prices to jump earlier this month, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $3.68 a gallon, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago and 12 cents lower than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.55, which is a penny higher than last week, three cents higher than a month ago and 11 cents lower than on this date last year. The Hilo average price is $3.79, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, two cents higher than on this date last month and nine cents lower than on this date a year ago. 

In Kahului, the average price is $3.86, which is two cents higher than last Thursday, three cents higher than a month ago and 23 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.87, which is five cents higher than last Thursday, also five cents higher than last month and 13 cents lower than a year ago today. 

“Global oil prices have already settled down as the U.S. on Wednesday reported an increase in inventory and indications are that Saudi Arabia is quickly recovering its oil output capacity,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “However, that temporary oil price increase is now showing up at local gas pumps.”

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find AAA discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile. 

Prices as of 8 a.m. Sept. 26:

 

 Area                   

Regular   

   

One Week Change    

Record Price

 
                 

Honolulu

$3.55

   

 +1 cent

 

$4.48   (5/8/2011)

 
               

Hilo

$3.79

   

 +3 cents 

 

$4.76   (4/22/2012)

 
               

Kahului

$3.86

   

  +2 cents 

 

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

 
               

Lihue

$3.87

   

  +5 cents

 

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

 
               
                 

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