Local gas prices increased slightly in many areas over the last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.34 per gallon, which is the same price as last week, a nickel less than last month and 20 cents less than on this day last year.
Honolulu’s average price is $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded, up a penny since last week, six cents less than last month and down 15 cents from a year ago.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.36 per gallon, which is two cents more than last week, two cents less than last month and 34 cents less than this time a year ago.
Wailuku’s average is $4.51 a gallon, unchanged from last week, three cents less than last month and 38 cents less than the price last year.
“The gas price average here continues to be more than $4 a gallon, followed by Alaska at $3.99 and California at $3.96,” AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida said. “If possible, plan your commute or errand-running with a route that has few stop lights, less congestion, and likely a slower flow of traffic.”
We encourage motorists to check their tire pressure for proper inflation and remove unnecessary items from their vehicle to increase fuel economy.”