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Gas Cap Gone, Prices Rising

Some are turning to less expensive modes of transportation with gas prices still rising. Some are turning to less expensive modes of transportation with gas prices still rising.

(KHNL) - Hawaii's controversial gas cap is dead, but drivers paying the highest prices in the country say something is needed to lower our prices.

"It's hard cause I have to budget my spending on gas now," said one driver.

Prices on Monday varied by 13-cents from station to station.

According to AAA, the average price in Hawaii actually jumped four cents since Friday, the day Governor Lingle suspended the gas cap. It was $3.42 per gallon on Monday.

Some drivers say they try to shop around for the lowest price, but others said they just fill up whenever they need.

"It's all been expensive lately, so figure anyplace is pretty much the same," said another driver.

Driver all said gas cap or not, something is needed to lower prices.

"I have no idea," said one man. "Whatever they should do, they should do it soon."

"I think it's gonna keep getting higher," said one driver. "I think goes lower it'll be better, I'm just gonna keep trying to put gas at Costco."

Governor Lingle did say she didn't expect a drop in prices anytime soon.

Even though she called the gas cap a "failed experiment," she does have the power to reinstate it if prices get out of hand.

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