Hawaii gas prices dipped or remained flat in most areas across the islands during the past week, although Honolulu’s average gas price went up by one cent, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.81, the same price as last Thursday, six cents higher than a month ago, and six cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.69, which is up a penny from last Thursday, nine cents more since on this date last month and two cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.70, a penny less since as last Thursday, six cents higher than last month and 12 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.23, which is the same price as last Thursday, one cent less than on this date last month and eight cents less than on this date a year ago.

“Gas prices in the western United States continue to be the highest in the country: Hawaii ($2.81), California ($2.79), Washington ($2.71), Alaska ($2.64) and Oregon ($2.52),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that they can save money by making sure their vehicle’s maintenance is up to date so it may perform to reach the best fuel economy.”

gas_prices_at_pumpMotorists can find current prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android, available at AAA.com/mobile. The app also can be used by AAA members to map a trip, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed GasPrices.AAA.com.

Prices as of 8 a.m. Oct. 6:


 Area                    Regular    One Week Change     Record Price
Honolulu $2.69 +1 cent  $4.48   (5/8/2011)
Hilo $2.70 -1 cent  $4.76   (4/22/2012)
Wailuku $3.23 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.