Hawaii dodges big price hikes for gas, but drivers are hardly celebrating

Hawaii dodges big price hikes for gas, but drivers are hardly celebrating
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's not your imagination: You're paying more at the pump.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded in the islands stands at $3.51, the highest in the nation, according to AAA.

That's up about by three cents from a month ago and nearly 50 cents from a year ago.

But here's a bit of good news for island drivers: Hawaii isn't seeing the big price hikes the rest of the country is feeling as the market transitions from winter to summer blends.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded — $2.61 -— rose by a nickel nationally this week.

And some states saw bigger increases: Gas in Idaho soared by 16 cents a gallon, while it rose by 14 cents a gallon in Utah.

And while Hawaii saw among the smallest gas increases last week, island drivers are hardly celebrating.

On Maui this week, the average price for a gallon of unleaded is $3.93. On the Big Island, it's $3.64.

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