Hawaii gasoline prices drop

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gas prices declined in most regions throughout the islands last week, with the statewide average for regular dipping four cents to $4.57 compared to last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

This price is two cents less than a month ago and the same price on this date a year ago.

Honolulu's average price has dropped by four cents at $4.43 a gallon. Today's price is three cents less than a month ago and four cents lower than this time last year.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.72 a gallon, two cents less than last week, three cents less than last month and 13 cents higher than this time last year.

Wailuku's average is $4.89 a gallon, one cent more than last week, 11 cents more than last month and seven cents lower than last year.

Hawaii continues as the state with the highest priced gasoline in the nation.  Alaska is second with an average price of $4.35. California is third with an average price of $4.17 a gallon.

"There is some price relief at the pump for most Hawaii motorists," according to AAA Hawaii Regional Manager Diane Peterson. "It's still beneficial to shop around for the best price, consolidate errands, and share the commute, if possible."

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