Maui Gas Prices Up Again
Hawai‘i gas prices increased for the fifth consecutive week in some areas of the islands, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The statewide average price on Oct. 16, 2018, was $3.89 a gallon, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 12 cents higher than a month ago and 77 cents more than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
In Kahului, the average price was $4.15, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date last month and 63 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
Wailuku’s average was $4.15, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, eight cents higher than on this date a month ago and 56 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
“The Energy Information Administration petroleum status report showed that in the western United States, gasoline stocks decreased to 26.6 million barrels during the week that ended Oct. 12,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawai‘i general manager. “Stocks are 1.5 million barrels lower than where they were at this time last year, which has led to price volatility.”
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 Hawaii 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.