HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gas prices rose by a penny a day or more throughout the islands last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Today, the statewide average for regular unleaded is $4.35 a gallon, 11 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than a month ago and 55 cents more than year ago.
Honolulu's average price rose nine cents over the past week to $4.22 a gallon. That price is 24 cents more than a month ago and 54 cents higher than this time last year.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.52 a gallon, seven cents more than last week, 23 cents more than last month and 74 cents higher than this time last year.
Wailuku's average is $4.52 a gallon, nine cents more than last week, 12 cents more than last month and 50 cents higher than on this date last year.
With three weeks of double-digit price increases, California has moved much closer to Hawaii prices and has the second most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $4.33 a gallon. Drivers in all major California cities are now paying more for gasoline than Honolulu residents. Alaska is the third most expensive gas in the U.S. with an average price of $4.16.