Local gas prices declined or were unchanged in most surveyed areas of the state compared to last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.31 per gallon, a penny less than last Friday, four cents less than last month and seven cents more than on this day last year.
Honolulu's average price is $4.19 a gallon for regular unleaded, the same price as last Friday, five cents less than last month and four cents more on this day last year.
In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.31 per gallon, which is two cents more than last Friday, eight cents more than last month and nine cents more than this time a year ago.
Wailuku's average is $4.58 a gallon, a nickel less than last Friday, one cent more than last month and four cents more than the price last year.
"Many locals and vacationers are extending their July 4 holiday into this weekend," AAA Hawaii General Manager Liane Sumida said. "AAA Hawaii urges those who may be continuing their festivities to buckle up, not drink and drive and report any drinking drivers to 911."
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