Gas prices are holding steady, but Hawaii drivers are still paying the most at the pump

Gas prices are holding steady, but Hawaii drivers are still paying the most at the pump
(Image: Colleen Lightfoot/Facebook)
(Image: Colleen Lightfoot/Facebook)

By Kimi Andrew
HNN News Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- $4.66 a gallon.

That's what folks on Molokai are paying these days for regular unleaded.

Resident Colleen Lightfoot snapped a photo of the prices at her local station — one of two on Molokai — to offer some perspective for the rest of the state.

The statewide average for gas is more than a dollar less than on Molokai — at $3.04. (And that's about a penny lower than last week.)

Meanwhile, the state's average gas price is now 24 cents higher than it was a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com,

The average price for regular gas in Honolulu is $2.89, one cent lower than a month ago and 27 cents higher than one year ago. Honolulu's record gas price was $4.48 on May 8, 2011.

Hilo's average gas price is $3.01, up 13 cents from last year.

And in Wailuku, a gallon of regular unleaded will set you back $3.48 on average.

According to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida, much of the West Coast continues to see the most expensive gas prices in the nation.

The priciest gas is in — you guessed it — Hawaii. In California, the average is $2.90 a gallon. In Nevada, it's $2.62.

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