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Maui Gas Prices Stable, Statewide Prices Rise

October 12, 2018, 3:45 PM HST
* Updated October 12, 3:07 PM
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Hawaiʻi gas prices increased for the fourth consecutive week in some areas of the islands, but Maui gas prices remained stable, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average price is $3.86 a gallon, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents higher than a month ago and 76 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

In Kahului, the average price is $4.12, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date last month and 62 cents higher than on this date a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.12, which is the same price as last Thursday, five cents higher than on this date a month ago and 58 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

Maui gas prices for this week. PC: Wendy Osher.

In Honolulu, average price for regular is $3.72, which is four cents higher than last Thursday, four cents higher than a month ago and 78 cents higher since last year.

The Hilo average price is $3.93, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, nine cents more than on this date last month and 80 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

Lihue’s average price for regular is $4.03, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, six cents higher on this date last month and 67 cents more than a year ago.

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“The Energy Information Administration weekly petroleum status report showed that in the western United States, motor gasoline stocks increased slightly to 27.89 million barrels during the week that ended September 28,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaiʻi general manager.  “However, stocks are approximately 760,000 barrels lower than where they were at this time last year. These factors of higher demand and lower inventory result in higher retail prices.”

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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.

Prices as of 8 a.m. Oct. 11:

 Area                    Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price

Honolulu $3.72  +4 cents  $4.48   (5/8/2011)

Hilo $3.93  +3 cents

 $4.76   (4/22/2012)

Kahului $4.12  No change

$4.87   (4/10/2012)

Lihue $4.03  +1 cent

$4.98   (5/7/2011)

Wailuku $4.12  No change

 $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 updated three times daily.

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