HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gas prices spiked throughout the islands last week and Hilo set a new record price of $4.71, breaking the previous record of $4.66 set March 22, 2012, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Today, the statewide average for regular unleaded is $4.57 a gallon, seven cents more than a week ago, 26 cents more than a month ago and 34 cents more than a year ago.
Honolulu's average price rose seven cents over the past week to $4.44 a gallon. That price is 23 cents more than a month ago and 30 cents higher than this time last year.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.71 a gallon, a nickel more than last week, 21 cents more than last month and 46 cents higher than this time last year.
Wailuku's average is $4.74 a gallon, 11 cents more than last week, 22 cents more than last month and 32 cents higher than on this date last year.
Alaska has the second most expensive fuel in the U.S. with an average price of $4.34. California has the third most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $4.32 a gallon.