Hawaii gas prices holding steady

Retail gas prices remained paused this week in most parts of the state, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.38 per gallon, which is down a penny from last week, the same price as last month and 20 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price is unchanged for five weeks at $4.31 a gallon for regular unleaded – unchanged from last month and down 39 cents from a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.34 per gallon, one cent less than last week, four cents less than last month and 41 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku's average is $4.54 a gallon, unchanged from last week, two cents more than last month and 24 cents less than the price last year.

"Two other states still have average gasoline prices holding at or above $4 a gallon – California at $4.04 and Alaska at $4," according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. "Motorists in Wyoming and Montana pay the least in the nation for a gallon of gas at $3.34 and $3.36 respectively."

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