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Gas prices inch back up in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii gas prices were a mixed bag of minor changes compared to the prior week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

Thursday, the statewide average for regular unleaded is $4.04 a gallon, two cents more than a week ago.

Honolulu's average price increased over the past week by a penny from $3.88 a gallon to $3.89. That price is three cents more than a month ago and 32 cents higher than this time last year.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.21 a gallon, a penny less than last week, two cents less than last month and 45 cents higher than this time last year.

Wailuku's average is $4.35 a gallon, a penny more than last week, three cents more than last month and 31 cents higher than on this date last year.

Hawaii continues to have the highest gas prices in the U.S., followed by Alaska with a $3.89 state average and California at $3.70.

As crude oil prices remain fresh off of multi-month highs the price of gasoline at the pump has also increased, according to Diane Peterson, regional manager for AAA Hawaii. "The current national retail average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.38. Today's price is seven cents more expensive than one week ago, 12 cents more expensive than one month ago and 29 cents more expensive than one year ago."

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