AAA: Hawaii gas prices rise again to highest in nation

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 $4.37 per gallon, which was a nickel more than last week, 29 cents more than last month and four cents more on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price had a four-cent bump up from last week to $4.30 a gallon for regular unleaded – up 27 cents from last month and up a dime from a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.36 per gallon, a nickel more than last week, 26 cents more than last month and 13 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku's average is $4.46 a gallon, seven cents more than last week, 39 cents more than last month and five cents lower than last year.

"The highest state average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the country today are: Hawaii at $4.37, followed by California at $4.23 and New York at $4," said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. "Hawaiians can take a little solace that the average price for Los Angeles, at $4.32 a gallon, is still higher than the average Honolulu price of $4.30."

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