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Hawaii pump prices increase again

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Retail gas prices increased again throughout the Aloha State, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded increased to $4.18 per gallon, which was seven cents more than last week, 18 cents more than last month and a penny more on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price had a seven-cent bump up from last week to $4.13 a gallon for regular unleaded – up 19 cents from last month and up 10 cents from a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.20 per gallon, seven cents more than last week, 19 cents more than last month and 15 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku's average is $4.16 a gallon, eight cents more than last week, 15 cents more than last month and 45 cents lower than last year. 

"While prices in every state increased over the last week, the increase was most dramatic in the Midwest, California and Colorado," according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  "AAA Hawaii urges motorists to check and adjust their tire pressure, make sure they aren't carrying unnecessary and heavy items in the trunk and use a gentle driving style to maximize fuel efficiency."

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