Gas prices declined throughout Hawaii over the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
Thursday’s statewide average price was $2.81, 2 cents less since last Thursday, 6 cents higher than a month ago, and 52 cents lower than a year ago, according to GasPrices.AAA.com.
Gas in Lihue was $2.98 for a gallon of unleaded. It was higher on the North Shore, about $3.15, while Costco in Puhi was charging about $2.40 for a gallon of unleaded.
In Honolulu, Thursday’s average price was $2.63, which is 1 cent less since last Thursday, 8 cents more than last month and 62 cents lower than last year.
The Hilo average price is $2.86, 2 cents lower than last Thursday, 2 cents higher than last month and 46 cents lower than on this date a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $3.26, 3 cents less since last Thursday, 6 cents more than last month and 19 cents less than on this date a year ago.
“Gas prices on the West Coast remain the highest in the country. Fortunately for consumers, West Coast prices are much less than a year ago,” according to AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida. “Drivers in Hawaii are saving 52 cents per gallon per average than on this date a year ago. Drivers can conserve fuel by keeping their vehicles free of extra items that drag on fuel economy, shopping for the best price and consolidating errands.”