Isle gas prices
hit new high

Gasoline prices in Hawaii reached a record high yesterday, with a gallon of regular averaging $2.14, according to AAA.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline on Maui hit $2.389 yesterday, the highest it's been on the Valley Isle since February 2001, when regular cost $2.399 a gallon

Honolulu hit a record high on Wednesday, when a gallon of regular averaged $2.055. The previous record last Oct. 2 was $2.054. The price barely slipped yesterday, to $2.054.

On the Big Island, prices were high, although not record-breaking. The average price of a gallon of regular in Hilo was $2.223 yesterday. The highest recorded price in Hilo was $2.299 on July 3, 2001.

Nationally, the average price yesterday for a gallon of regular was $1.771, just under the record of $1.773 set the day before. The federal government said yesterday that gas prices will rise another nickel a gallon nationwide before the end of June but return to current levels before fall.


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