Hawaii gasoline price tops in country, AAA report says
Hawaii motorists now pay the highest price for gasoline in the nation, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The weekly report released today said the average price for a gallon of regular rose six cents to $3.39, pushing Hawaii past Alaska’s $3.37.
The average price for a gallon of regular in Honolulu is $3.28, up by five cents since last week, five cents higher than last month and $1.08 higher than at this time last year.
In Hilo, the average is $3.39, up seven cents from last week, two cents higher than last month, and 96 cents higher than at this time last year.
In Wailuku, the average is $3.75, up six cents from last week, two cents more than last month and $1.27 higher than at this time last year.
Chris Olvera, AAA Hawaii’s Acting Branch Manager, said in a statement that high oil prices is contributing to the price of gasoline.
“However,” Olvera noted, “recent federal data shows that nationwide demand is still very soft. Wholesale gas prices have declined in recent days, so we’ll have to watch how this impacts the price of gasoline going forward.”