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Weekend Gas Watch: Stable Hawaii Prices As Rest Of U.S. Rises

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While gas prices are rising quickly in most other U.S. states, Hawaii continued to have relatively stable or even decreased costs at the pump in the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.55, unchanged from last week, seven cents less than last month and 59 cents less than a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. 


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.32, which is two cents less than last week, 12 cents less than last month and 74 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.53, down two cents from last Thursday, three cents lower than last month and 58 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.10, unchanged since last Thursday, three cents less than last month and 10 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“While the state of Hawaii leads the nation with the highest gas price average at $2.55, Honolulu drivers are currently paying an average of $2.32 a gallon, which is less than motorists in Juneau ($2.75), Los Angeles ($2.60) San Francisco ($2.57), and San Diego ($2.54),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.


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.


Average price of a gallon of gasoline as of March 10: 




One Week Change    

Record Price











-2 cents


 $4.48   (5/8/2011)










-2 cents


 $4.76   (4/22/2012)










No Change


 $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.    


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