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Prices Dip Slightly Again Before Holiday Weekend

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Hawaii gas prices slipped slightly again over the past week, while prices in the rest of the country continued to fall more substantially, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The current state price average is $4.29, a penny less than the past week, four cents less than last month, and three cents lower than a year ago.


Honolulu’s average price dropped by one cent from last week to $4.25.  The price is six cents less than on this date a month ago and two cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.10 per gallon, unchanged from last week, four cents less than last month ago and 16 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $4.44 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny lower than last month and nine cents less than last year.  


“We had very little price decline at the retail pump this week,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “But even simple things like keeping tires properly inflated will save gas, according to the AAA Green Car Guide.  If you have a tire pressure monitoring light on that indicates that a tire is at least 25 percent below recommended inflation.  Inflate the tire to the correct pressure or ask your mechanic to do it for you.”


The average price of a gallon of gasoline as of Aug. 28:    



One Week Change

Record Price











-1 cent


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










No Change


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










No Change


 $4.98   (5/9/2011)


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