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Weekend Gas Watch: State Average 50 Cents a Gallon Less Than Last Year

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Statewide gas prices dropped again over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.55, one cent less than a week ago, eight cents less than last month and 50 cents less than a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. 


In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.34, which is two cents less than last week, 11 cents less than last month and 63 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.55, up two cents from last Thursday, three cents lower than last month and 43 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.10, unchanged since last Thursday, four cents less than last month and four cents less on this date a year ago.


“Hawaii ($2.55) is the nation’s most expensive market for retail gasoline, and regional neighbors California ($2.43), Alaska ($2.18), Washington ($2.06) and Nevada ($2.01) are the only states with averages above $2 per gallon,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. Pump prices in the majority of states (22) are at or below the $1.75 per gallon and consumers in Arizona ($1.54), South Carolina ($1.55) and Tennessee ($1.58) are paying the nation’s lowest averages at the pump.


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 3:    




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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