Hawaii gas prices rose across the islands during the past week, and Honolulu’s average gas price went up by four cents, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.86, which is five cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and two cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.73, which is up four cents from last Thursday, 12 cents more than on this date last month and one cent lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.78, which is up eight cents since last Thursday, nine cents higher than last month and four cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.27, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, three cents more than on this date last month and four cents less than on this date a year ago.

“Gas prices in the western United States remain the highest in the country with Hawaii at $2.86, California at $2.78, Washington at $2.71, Alaska at $2.63 and Oregon at $2.51,” saidAAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that they can save money by shopping around for the best possible price.”

Motorists 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. 13:gas_prices_at_pump

 Area                    Regular    One Week Change     Record Price  
Honolulu $2.73 +4 cents    $4.48   (5/8/2011)  
Hilo $2.78 +8 cents    $4.76   (4/22/2012)  
Wailuku $3.27 +4 cents    $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.