AAA: Hawaii gas prices rising

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gas prices in Hawaii rose throughout the state compared to last week, the first overall price increase in 11 weeks, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average price rose to $4.17, a three-cent increase from last week, two cents lower than last month and seven cents higher than a year ago.

Honolulu's average price climbed to $4.13 a gallon for regular unleaded – three cents more than last week, two cents less than last month and 12 cents higher than a year ago at this time.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.20 a gallon, up eight cents from last week, a penny more than last month and eight cents more than this time last year.

Wailuku's average is $4.18 a gallon, two cents more than last week, 12 cents less than last month and 19 cents lower than last year.

"Prices rose rather distinctly through the islands last week, tracking the increasing price of oil, so it's more important that drivers look for ways to conserve their gasoline usage and seek savings, including moderating their driving style, using the family vehicle with the best fuel economy and looking for the lowest priced fuel within reason," said AAA Hawaii Regional Manager Diane Peterson.  "For example, AAA members can get a 10 cent per gallon discount for each gas purchase at Aloha Island Marts on Maui, Oahu and the Big Island."

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