HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) The statewide average price of gasoline increased to $3.74 a gallon, two cents more than last week, according to AAA Hawaii.
Thursday's average price in Honolulu is $3.63 per gallon for regular unleaded, three cents more than last week, 17 cents more than a month ago and 32 cents higher than this time last year.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $3.76 a gallon, three cents more than last week, three cents more than last month and 31 cents more than this time last year.
The average price in Wailuku is $4.01 a gallon, three cents less than last week, four cents less than last month and 23 cents more than last year.
AAA said the gas price increases are likely due to concerns about unrest in the Middle East.
"Oil industry analysts say a week of civil unrest, political upheaval, and market uncertainty in the Egyptian capital of Cairo pressured crude prices to highs not seen since 2008 and that pressure continues to be reflected at the pump for consumers," said AAA Hawaii Regional Manager Diane Peterson.
AAA receives its gas price information from Oil Price Information Service, a petroleum news and pricing network.