The Hawaii state gas price average moved up for the ninth straight week, while Honolulu’s average price inched up to $4.27 a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The $4.32 state average is two cents more than last Thursday, 15 cents more than last month and six cents less than on this day last year.
Honolulu’s average price is $4.27 a gallon for regular unleaded, two cents more than last week, 18 cents more than last month and three cents less than a year ago.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.21 per gallon, nine cents more than last week, nine cents more than last month and 17 cents less than this time a year ago.
Wailuku’s average is $4.42 a gallon, two cents more than last Thursday, 11 cents more than last month and 11 cents less on this day last year.
“Mainland gas prices have increased this spring throughout the U.S. and Los Angeles’ average gas price is higher than Honolulu at $4.30 a gallon, not what we typically see,” AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida said. “Motorists should shop around, use a gentle driving style and avoid jack rabbit starts in order to maximize fuel efficiency.”