Hawaii gas prices continue upward trend

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the seventh week, gas prices in Hawaii ticked up slightly in most areas, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average price paused at $4.41, the same price as last week, 13 cents higher than last month and 18 cents higher than last year.

Honolulu's average price climbed to $4.37 a gallon for regular unleaded – a penny more than last week, 13 cents more than last month and 24 cents higher than a year ago at this time.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.39 a gallon, a decrease of three cents from last week, 12 cents more than last month and eight cents more than this time last year.

Wailuku's average is $4.47 a gallon, one cent more than last week, 16 cents more than last month and four cents higher than last year.

"The price of oil has dropped significantly in the past week," said AAA Hawaii Regional Manager Diane Peterson. "But that drop off hasn't yet made its way to the retail pumps on the mainland or here."

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