Maui Business

Tropical Storm Didn’t Impact Gas Prices

September 1, 2018, 5:18 PM HST
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Hawai‘i gas prices decreased slightly in some areas and climbed in other areas over the past week, according to the AAA Hawai‘i Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average price is $3.77 a gallon, which is the same price as last week and a month ago and 69 cents more than a year ago, as reported on the website GasPrices.AAA.com.

In Kahului, the average price is $4.09, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, two cents lower than last month and 59 cents higher than on this date a year ago.  Lihue’s average price for regular is $3.96, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than last month and 61 cents more than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.09, which is up three cents since last Thursday, two cents lower than a month ago and 59 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“We are still feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Lane with rain and water damage in many areas, but fortunately the storm did not seem to impact gas prices,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawai‘i general manager.

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find AAA discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

AAA Hawai‘i 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 updated three times daily.

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