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Hawaii sets another gas price record

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in in Hawaii rose to $5.60 on Thursday, four cents more than last week and a new record for the state, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

In Kahului, the average price reached $5.75, a fraction of a cent higher than last week and a new record. The rate is 19 cents higher than last month and $1.74 higher than a year ago.

Lihue’s average gas prices led the state at $5.87, which is one cent more than last week, while Hilo’s average prices also climbed three cents to $5.62.

Honolulu set a new record price at $5.51, which is six cents higher than last week.

The average national price, meanwhile, dropped eight cents from a week ago to $4.68.

“Gas prices have continued dropping throughout the US for a second straight week but unfortunately price relief has not yet arrived in Hawaii,” said Liane Sumida, AAA Hawaii general manager. “We urge drivers to maximize their fuel economy by keeping tires at the correct tire pressure and adopting a smooth, even driving style that minimizes speeding and hard braking.”

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