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Big Island Gas Prices Rival Honolulu

June 12, 2015, 3:15 PM HST
* Updated June 15, 9:20 AM
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Gas prices on the Big Island continue their slow, but steady, increase. The average cost of regular fuel was $3.26 in Hilo Friday, followed by mid-grade and premium at $3.36 and $3.47, respectively.

The prices are up two cents from Thursday but just one cent up from what they were the same time last week, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.

Hilo gas prices have seen a continuous upward trend with intermittent fluctuations. One month ago, prices were nearly eight cents less than they currently are.

On the other hand, compared to one year ago, Hilo fuel prices have decreased by nearly an entire dollar. AAA reports that the average price for regular gas at this time in 2014 was $4.18.

In Honolulu, the average gas price is tied with Hilo. Oahu residents are seeing averages in the $3.26 range for regular fuel.

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Diesel prices in Hilo are an average of $4.22, while Honolulu diesel buyers are paying an average of $4.51.

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