POSTED: 07:05 a.m. HST, Aug 12, 2011
Falling oil prices are easing the pain at the pump for motorists nationwide, but gasoline prices in Hawaii are still topping $4 a gallon.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Honolulu was $4.027 today, down from $4.035 Thursday, but well above the $3.379 average of a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. Hilo's average of $4.126 was down from $4.13 Thursday, but up from $3.464 a year earlier; while Wailuku's $4.385 average was down slightly from $4.388 Thursday but up from $3.853 a year ago.
The statewide average for Hawaii today was $4.125, the only state with prices above $4 a gallon today. Arizona has the lowest average at $3.361 a gallon, AAA said.
Nationally, the average price for gasoline fell 1.4 cents overnight to $3.606 a gallon, according to AAA. A year ago, the average price nationally was $2.776, according to the AAA report.