AAA says retail gas prices a mixed bag in Hawaii

Local gas prices were once again a mix of a modest increase and a decrease in the surveyed areas compared to last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.35 per gallon, a penny less than last week, two cents more than last month and 10 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price is $4.24 a gallon for regular unleaded, unchanged from last week, one cent less than last month and down six cents from a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.36 per gallon, which is three cents less than last week, seven cents less than last month and 26 cents less than this time a year ago.  Wailuku's average is $4.62 a gallon, four cents more than last week, 10 cents more than last month and 24 cents less than the price last year.

"With summer approaching, now would be a good time to get the family vehicle a checkup," according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida.  "Getting fluids, tires and batteries looked at will go a long way toward better fuel economy."

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