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AAA Hawai‘i: Gas Prices Unaffected By Middle East Tension

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Hawaiʻi gas prices continued their stable pattern as oil prices dropped back to their lowest levels in a month following no further military action to date between the US and Iran, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch.

Today’s statewide average price is $3.66 a gallon, which is the same as last week, also the same as a month ago and 38 cents higher than on this date a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.

  • In Kahului, the average price is $3.84, which is the same as last Thursday, also the same as a month ago and 19 cents higher than on this date a year ago.
  • Līhuʻe’s average price for regular is $3.89, which is the same as last Thursday, two cents higher than last month and 36 cents higher than a year ago today.
  • In Honolulu, today’s average price for regular is $3.53, which is the same price as last week, also the same as a month ago and 42 cents higher than on this date last year.
  • The Hilo average price is $3.78, which is two cents higher than a week ago, two cents higher than on this date last month and 48 cents higher than on this date a year ago.

“At this time last year, Hawaiʻi drivers had experienced nine straight weeks of gas price drops, but unfortunately that is not happening this year,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaiʻi general manager.

Prices as of 8 a.m. Jan. 16:

 

 Area                    Regular   

One Week Change    

Record Price
Honolulu $3.53   No change $4.48   (5/8/2011)
Hilo $3.78   +2 cents $4.76   (4/22/2012)
Kahului $3.84   No change $4.87   (4/10/2012)
Līhuʻe $3.89   No change $4.98   (5/7/2011)

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