AAA Hawaii: Gas prices drop slightly

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Local gas prices dropped slightly in many areas over the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.36 per gallon, which is two cents less than last week, two cents less than last month and 25 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu’s average price is $4.27 a gallon for regular unleaded, down three cents since last week, four cents less than last month and down 20 cents from a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.37 per gallon, which is unchanged since last week, four cents less than last month and 37 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku’s average is $4.51 a gallon, two cents less than last week, four cents less than last month and 38 cents less than the price last year.

“Hawaii continues to be the only state where the gas price average is more than $4 a gallon, followed by Alaska at $3.97 and California at $3.91,” AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida said. “We encourage motorists to use a gentle driving style, shop for the best price and keep their vehicle in good mechanical shape for maximum fuel efficiency.”

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