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Holiday Present For Drivers: Lower Gas Prices In Most Areas

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Gas prices in most of Hawaii dropped again over the past week and were overall lower for 2023 than last year, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average price for regular unleaded is $4.69, which is one cent lower than last week. The national average gas price is $3.12, which is two cents higher than last week.

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular unleaded is $4.54, which is one cent lower than last week, five cents lower than last month, and 42 cents lower than the price on this date last year. The Hilo average gas price is $4.78, which is four cents lower than last week, eight cents lower than last month, and 16 cents lower than on this date a year ago.

In Kahului, the average price of $4.80 is two cents lower than last week, the same as last month, and 38 cents lower than a year ago. Lihue’s average price for regular is $5.23, which is the same as last week, four cents lower than last month, and 25 cents lower than a year ago.

“As a record number of Pacific state residents prepare to get away for the year-end holidays, those from Hawaii are paying less for gasoline than at this time last year and overall have saved on their gasoline expenses compared to 2022,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “The 2022 annual Hawaii state average for gasoline was $5.14 a gallon, the highest ever recorded. The 2022 year-to-date average price is $4.80 – 34 cents per gallon lower.”

AAA members can take advantage of discounted gas prices at participating Shell gas stations by joining the Shell Fuel Rewards® program.

Prices as of 6 a.m., Dec. 21:

122123 HI

 

Media Contacts

Doug Shupe
Spokesperson , AAA Hawaii
(512) 659-1632
shupe.doug@ace.aaa.com
Marie Montgomery
Public Affairs
714-420-0477
montgomery.marie@ace.aaa.com
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