AAA: Gas prices inch up in Hilo

Gasoline goblins may be returning as the pace of fuel price declines slowed in the islands during the past week, and the average price of a gallon of gas increased in Hilo, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch. 

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.07 per gallon, two cents less than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 19 cents less than on this day last year.

Honolulu's average price dropped to $3.97 a gallon for regular unleaded – one cent less than last week, 13 cents less than last month and 21 cents less than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.08 per gallon, two cents more than last Thursday, 13 cents less than last month and 15 cents less than this time a year ago.

Wailuku's average is $4.30 a gallon, a penny lower than last week, 10 cents below last month and 10 cents less than the price last year.

State averages around the country currently are:  Hawaii at $4.07, Alaska at $3.75, California at $3.64 and Texas at $2.98, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.  Missouri's state average, at $2.85 a gallon, is noted as the lowest in the nation in the report.

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