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AAA Hawai‘i: 2019 Set To End With Second-Highest Gas Prices In Five Years

December 26, 2019, 11:02 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 7:13 AM
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Hawaiʻi motorists paid the second-highest gas prices of the last five years in 2019, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch.  The year-to-date annual average gas price for the state is $3.56 a gallon for regular unleaded, just nine cents lower than last year’s average annual price of $3.65, which was the highest average of the last five years.

In Kahului, the average price is $3.83, which is a penny lower than last Thursday, one cent lower than a month ago and one cent lower than on this date a year ago.

Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, unchanged from a month ago and 24 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

Līhue’s average price for regular is $3.88, which is unchanged from last Thursday, one cent higher than last month and 26 cents higher than a year ago today.

In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.54, which is unchanged from last week, also unchanged from a month ago and 25 cents higher than on this date last year.

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The Hilo average price is $3.79, which is three cents higher than a week ago, two cents higher than on this date last month and 37 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

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“Hawaiʻi annual average gas prices have been within a dime of California’s since 2015, but California is on track to have an average price of $3.72 in 2019 – 16 cents higher than the Hawaiʻi annual average price,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaiʻi general manager.

Area                    Regular    One-Week Change     Annual Avg YTD
Honolulu $3.54   No change $3.43
Hilo $3.79   +3 cents $3.66
Kahului $3.83   -1 cent $3.77
Līhue $3.88   No change $3.76
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