Maui Gas Prices Continue to Rise

May 21, 2015, 1:31 PM HST · Updated May 21, 1:32 PM
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wailuku gas 5 21 2015By Maui Now Staff

Wailuku’s average gas price is $3.38–two cents more than last Thursday’s price, 16 cents more than on this date last month and $1.07 less on this date last year, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. Prices remain well under the all-time high of $4.98 per gallon, recorded on May 9, 2011.

In Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island, the average gas price is $3.18 per gallon–two cents more than last week, 12 cents more than last month and $1.02 less than this time a year ago.

Honolulu’s average gas price rose to $3.17–a two-cent increase over last Thursday’s price, 24 cents higher than last month and $1.17 a gallon less than a year ago.

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Although state’s gas price averages saw modest increases again during the past week, but remain lower than average Southern California prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday.

The current state average for a gallon of regular is $3.26, three cents more than last week, 20 cents more than last month and $1.11 a gallon lower than a year ago.

On the Mainland, the average price in the Los Angeles area is $3.97 a gallon; in San Diego, $3.95; on the Central Coast of California (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Lompoc), $3.89.

“Southern California average prices remain higher than Hawaiʻi average prices due to their unique ongoing refinery production issues but heading into the holiday weekend these issues are starting to resolve themselves,” according to AAA Hawaiʻi General Manager Liane Sumida. “The islands and West Coast continue to experience the highest prices for retail gasoline, but California ($3.79) remains the nation’s most expensive market. Six other western states now post averages above $3 per gallon.”

AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch price comparisons are offered as a community service.

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