AAA Hawaii: Average fuel prices top $4 a gallon

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Hawaii gas price averages rose sharply throughout most of the islands this past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The $4.11 state average is four cents more than last Thursday, nine cents more than last month and 28 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu’s average price is $4.03 a gallon for regular unleaded – six cents more than last week, 10 cents more than last month and 29 cents less than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.02 per gallon, six cents more than last week, eight cents more than last month and 25 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku’s average is $4.28 a gallon, two cents more than last Thursday, four cents more than last month and 26 cents less on this day last year.

“As prices go up, motorists should make sure they are practicing fuel-saving tips especially regarding properly inflated tires and a gentle driving style,” AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida said.

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 100,000 stations around the country.

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