HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Although gas prices increased in some regions throughout the islands last week, the statewide average for regular dipped a penny compared to last week, landing at $4.60 a gallon, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. This is 12 cents more than a month ago and nine cents more than a year ago.
Honolulu's average price has remained the same during the past two weeks at $4.47 a gallon – just a penny short of the city's record high price of $4.48 set in 2008. Today's price is 11 cents more than a month ago and 15 cents higher than this time last year.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.754 a gallon, one cent more than last week, 10 cents more than last month and 25 cents higher than this time last year. Hilo's price is four-tenths of a cent from the record price set on March 31, 2012.
Wailuku's average is $4.88 a gallon, two cents more than last week, 27 cents more than last month and two cents higher than on this date last year.
Hawaii continues as the state with the highest priced gasoline in the nation. Alaska is second with an average price of $4.36. California is third with an average price of $4.20 a gallon.