AAA: Hawaii gas prices drop slightly, remain highest in nation

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Retail gas prices declined slightly this week in most parts of the state, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.39 per gallon, which is unchanged from last week, 11 cents more than last month and 10 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price is unchanged for two weeks at $4.31 a gallon for regular unleaded – up five cents from last month and down six cents from a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.35 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents more than last month and 30 cents less than this time a year ago. Wailuku's average is $4.55 a gallon, a penny less than last week, 16 cents more than last month and eight cents less than the price last year.

"Only two other states still have average gasoline prices above $4 a gallon – California at $4.09 and Alaska at $4.04," according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. "For better gas mileage and for safety, make sure your tires are properly inflated. Under-inflated tires, for example, can cut fuel economy by up to 2 percent per pound of pressure below the minimum recommended level."

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