Gas Prices Up Closing Out Summer; Still Less Than a Year Ago

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Hawaii gas prices are mostly up for the week statewide, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.74, up three cents from last Thursday, two cents lower than a month ago, and 35 cents lower than a year ago, according to

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.57, which is up four cents from last Thursday, the same price on this date last month and 38 cents lower than last year.  The Hilo average price is $2.69, five cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents lower than last month and 33 cents lower than on this date a year ago.  Wailuku’s average is $3.24, down one cent since last Thursday, three cents less than on this date last month and 20 cents less than on this date a year ago.


“Prices on the West Coast continue to be the most expensive in the nation, including the top five most expensive state averages: Hawaii ($2.74), California ($2.68), Washington ($2.64), Alaska ($2.54) and Oregon ($2.46),” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  “While prices in the region have followed the national average trending higher, they have been some of the smallest increases in the country as we close out the summer and head into Labor Day weekend.”

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. AAA Hawaii reminds drivers that AAA continues to help travelers and the public with fuel information on the redesigned and renamed

Prices as of 8 a.m. Sept. 1:

 Area                    Regular    One Week Change     Record Price  
Honolulu $2.57 +4 cents    $4.48   (5/8/2011)  
Hilo $2.69 +5 cents    $4.76   (4/22/2012)  
Wailuku $3.24 -1 cent    $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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