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Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Continue Up

October 27, 2016, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 8:36 AM
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Wailuku gas on 10/27/15, per AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Wailuku gas on 10/27/15, per AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report. Graphic by Wendy Osher.

Prices at the pump in Hawaiʻi rose again in some areas of the islands since last week, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s statewide average price is $2.89 for regular, 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.

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. The Hilo 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.

“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 US. markets: Hawaiʻi, $2.89, California, $2.78, Washington, $2.73, Alaska, $2.64, Oregon, $2.55, and Nevada, $2.51,” said AAA Hawaiʻi General Manager Liane Sumida. “Motorists should shop for the best price and consolidate errands to use fuel as efficiently as possible.”

Prices as of 8 a.m. Oct. 27:

Honolulu:
Regular: $2.78
One Week Change: +2 cents
Record Price: $4.48 (5/8/2011)

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Hilo:
Regular: $2.80
One Week Change: +1 cent
Record Price: $4.76 (4/22/2012)

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Wailuku:
Regular: $3.29
One Week Change: -2 cents
Record Price: $4.98 (5/9/2011)

AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch is a weekly snapshot of gas prices. Price comparisons are offered as a community service and are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions at more than 120,000 stations around the country. Prices shown are combined averages of the last card swipe from the previous day.

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