State average for gasoline up 2 cents to $3.47 a gallon
Hawaii’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose by two cents from last Thursday to $3.47, according to AAA Hawaii’s Weekend Gas Watch.
The average price in Honolulu is $3.37, three cents more than last week, six cents more than last month and $1 more than last year.
In Hilo, the average was $3.47, a penny less than last week, six cents less than last month and 96 cents more than last year.
In Wailuku, the average was $3.84, two cents more than last week, a nickel more than last month and $1.23 more than last year.
Nationwide, motorists are paying the highest prices for gasoline since October 2008, the Associated Press reports.
The national average hit $2.7999 a gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.
Prices have now jumped 18.9 cents in the past month and are 87.9 cents higher than year-ago levels. On Oct. 23, 2008, prices averaged $2.8215 a gallon.