Hawai‘i Gas Prices on the Rise

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Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.04/g Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

This compares with the national average that has increased 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.55/g.

Including the change in gas prices in Honolulu during the past week, prices on Sunday were 27 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 8.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 39.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Nov. 12 in Honolulu have ranged widely over the last five years:

  • $2.77/g in 2016
  • $2.72/g in 2015
  • $3.86/g in 2014
  • $3.93/g in 2013
  • $4.11/g in 2012

On average, gas prices across the state $3.54/g, up 17.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.37/g.

“If you use gas prices to figure out the time of year it is, you’d probably think it’s spring based on the continued upward trend showing up in much of the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Absent is the beloved fall at the pump that we’re used to that accompanies the fall weather, but apparently this year is playing a trick on motorists. The cheapest price this year was in July while the most expensive showed up after the driving season concluded as Harvey hit, and we may get closer to that mark as gasoline inventories continue to drift to new multi-year lows. It’s been a lousy time for motorists, and I’d expect to see some cut their spending during the holidays as gas prices are up.”

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Send Federal Aid to Hurricane Victims, and Ensure the Government Remains Open

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today voted for H.R. 601, which provides over $15 billion in emergency federal aid to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and other extreme weather events throughout the country. This funding ensures FEMA can provide immediate emergency response and relief as well as longer-term recovery efforts. The bill also extends the federal debt limit and ensures that the government remains open and able to deliver services until December 8, 2017.

“National tragedies like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma test our country’s resolve. With today’s funding bill, Congress came together, putting the American people before partisanship and politics, to support the emergency response and recovery efforts serving the people most affected by these disasters.  Since Hurricane Harvey hit, we have seen the aloha spirit coming from people all across the country who have turned out to support those struggling in the wake of this disaster.  We are reminded that when one part of the country faces adversity, our nation comes together and perseveres. In the last week, we have witnessed compassion from neighbors, bravery from first responders, and responsiveness from public institutions. As communities in Texas and Louisiana begin the process of recovery and renewal, the entire country sends its thoughts, prayers, and support to the people of the Caribbean and Florida who are dealing with Hurricane Irma,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.