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Hawai‘i Gas Prices Continue to Rise

October 27, 2016, 8:04 AM HST
* Updated October 27, 8:08 AM
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Hawai‘i pump prices again rose in some areas of the islands since last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

Today’s statewide average price is $2.89, which is two cents more than last Thursday, seven cents higher than a month ago, and the same price on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com

Hilo’s average price is $2.80, which is up one cent since last Thursday, 12 cents higher than last month and two cents higher than on this date a year ago.

Wailuku’s average is $3.29, which is two cents lower than last Thursday, a nickel more than on this date last month and two cents more than on this date a year ago.

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.78, which is up two cents from last Thursday, nine cents more than on this date last month and four cents higher than last year.

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“Heading into Halloween, gas prices in the West remain the highest in the country with states in the region topping the list of the most expensive U.S. markets: Hawai‘i, $2.89, California, $2.78, Washington, $2.73, Alaska, $2.64, Oregon, $2.55, and Nevada, $2.51,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Motorists should shop for the best price and consolidate errands to use fuel as efficiently as possible.”

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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. 27:

 Area                    Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price
Honolulu $2.78 +2 cents  $4.48   (5/8/2011)
Hilo $2.80 +1 cent  $4.76   (4/22/2012)
Wailuku $3.29 -2 cents  $4.98   (5/9/2011)

 

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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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