Price at the pump skyrockets in Hawaii

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 $4.32 per gallon, which was seven cents more than last week, 24 cents more than last month and seven cents more on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price had a six-cent bump up from last week to $4.26 a gallon for regular unleaded – up 23 cents from last month and up 14 cents from a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.31 per gallon, three cents more than last week, 23 cents more than last month and 13 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku's average is $4.39 a gallon, 11 cents more than last week, 31 cents more than last month and four cents lower than last year.

"The highest state average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the country today are:  Hawaii at $4.32, followed by California at $4.20 and New York at $4.01," according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  "AAA Hawaii urges motorists to use a consistent and gentle driving style as this will make your driving highly fuel efficient."

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