AAA Hawaiʻi: Gas Prices Move Down Slightly

March 16, 2017, 2:24 PM HST · Updated March 16, 2:27 PM
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Gas prices in most parts of the state moved down slightly again the past week, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch.

AAA Gas Prices for Wailuku 3.16.17

Wailuku’s average is $3.50, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, a penny more on this date last month and 39 cents above this date a year ago.

Today’s statewide average price is $3.07, the same price as last Thursday, four cents lower than a month ago, and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

In Honolulu, today’s average price is $2.93, which is one cent less than last Thursday, five cents less than on this date last month and 60 cents higher than last year.

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The Hilo average price is $3.05, which is two cents more than last Thursday, two cents lower than on this date last month and 52 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“Prices on the West Coast remain the most expensive in the nation, with a half-dozen states on the list of most expensive markets:  Hawaiʻi, $3.07, California, $2.99, Washington, $2.84, Alaska, $2.81, Oregon, $2.68, and Nevada, $2.65,” said AAA Hawaiʻi General Manager Liane Sumida.  “Prices in most parts of the region have followed the national average of trending higher due to some mainland states experiencing refinery-related issues.”

AAA Hawaiʻi advises motorists to save fuel by regularly checking their tire pressure, properly maintaining their vehicles, taking excess weight out of the trunk, and shopping around for the lowest prices.

Prices as of 8 a.m. March 16:

 Area                   Regular   One Week Change    Record Price
Honolulu$2.93-1 cent $4.48   (5/8/2011)
Hilo$3.05+2 cents $4.76   (4/22/2012)
Wailuku$3.50-1 cent $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.  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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