Price of gas is about a $1 less than last year's Fourth of July weekend
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Although the price of gas is almost unchanged for the Fourth of July weekend, it is about a $1 less per gallon than last year in most areas of the state, according to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The state’s average cost for a gallon of regular is $3.37, same as last week, but seven cents more than last month and $1.04 less than a year ago.
Honolulu’s average gas price remains at $3.30 in the past week, seven cents higher than a month ago and 99 cents less than last year.
Hilo’s average gas price is $3.34 per gallon, one cent more than last week, eight cents more than last month and 79 cents less than this time last year.
Wailuku’s average cost of gas is $3.44, a nickel more than last month and $1.02 less than last year.
“Hawaii residents who visit California for the Independence Day holiday will have the rare experience of paying more for gasoline there than at home,” said AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Prices have been inching upward in other Western states, but crude oil prices could drop during July because of a reported increase in production which could also keep down prices at the pump."