HONOLULU (KHNL) - Just when Hawaii's gas prices finally started dipping, Hurricane Ike threatens to deal a severe blow to the nation's oil supply. That could mean a possible end to the downward trend of our island's gas prices.
Hawaii drivers are getting a little more relief at the pump. AAA says gas prices fell for the seventh straight week.
"Yeah, I noticed that the last time I put in, it was l$4.40 something now it went down a little bit more," said Shad Navarez of Waipahu.
"It's nice but I doubt it'll last for long. I think it'll go back up," said Bill Crocker of Kapolei.
At one gas station near the Honolulu International Airport, it costs $4.21 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas. That's $.11 cheaper than the statewide average.
Despite the decline, filling up still hurts driver's pocketbooks. A full tank for Navarez's escalade?
"Every week, maybe close to $100," he said.
AAA says gas is a dollar higher per gallon than a year ago and more expensive than parts of the mainland.
"Pretty crazy. I mean at home we pay $3.43. You guys are at $4.21 so it's a pretty big shock," said Robert Hanks, a visitor from Phoenix, Arizona.