Hawaii already has the highest gas prices in the nation, and this week has brought another record high for Hawaii gas prices. Gas prices in Hawaii hit a record $4.598 for a gallon of regular unleaded. This according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The statewide average is up from $4.595 Tuesday and $4.323 a year ago. Prices for premium unleaded hit $4.789, from $4.785 Tuesday and $4.505 a year earlier. The average for a gallon of diesel fuel is $4.998, well below the record $5.419 on July 24, 2008. With record gas prices continuing to bombard Hawaii drivers, is there anything that can be done?
Alaska came in as the state with the second highest gas prices right now. Regular unleaded price average of $4.365, with premium at $4.541, according to the AAA report.
The nationwide average rose slightly today to $3.928 for regular and $4.195 for premium. The highest nationwide average for regular unleaded was $4.114 on July 17, 2008, the report says. Today’s report said the average price for Honolulu is $4.470 for regular and $4.664 for premium; for Hilo, $4.753 and $4.941; and for Wailuku, $4.785 and $4.962.
The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report uses data provided by Oil Price Information Service in cooperation with Wright Express. They provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding these topics.
Most analysts see gas prices going higher still before they start to taper down a little. Hopefully the tapering down part will come soon, as Hawaii drivers are struggling with prices at the pump hitting record highs.