Cheaper Gas Prices Don't Change Drivers' Habits

Michelle Takeuchi
Michelle Takeuchi
Sam Kwee
Sam Kwee

(KHNL) - What a difference a few weeks make.

Especially at the pumps.

The average price for a gallon of gas in Hawaii has dropped nearly 30 cents in the past three weeks to $3.22 for regular unleaded.

"I think it's good," said Michele Takeuchi, driver.

Almost too good. That's why drivers are still cautious of gas prices.

"Yah because you don't know what's going to happen with the economy now and with what's going on around the world. I think it might be going up again," said Sam Kwee, driver.

Most of the drivers we talked to say they're not taking these lower gas prices for granted. They still search for bargains, like they always have.

"I live in Pearl city so I look around and I say, oh look, it's cheaper in town or if you go Waianae, it's even cheaper," said Takeuchi.

A few drivers told us they don't care about the price, they just fill up wherever it's the most convenient.

"I just go to my regular gas station close to my home in Kailua," said another driver.

Although the gas prices have decreased in the last couple of weeks, the drivers we talked to say they're still not cheap enough.

"Gas prices are a little high at the moment," said Donny Kadokawa, driver.

But drivers could see more relief at the pumps, thanks to sluggish demand. Experts predict costs could continue to drop until Thanksgiving.