This week, gas prices in Hawaii have reached an all-time high.
On April 27, AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report stated that the average regular unleaded price for gas in the Aloha State was $4.55. In Hana on Maui Wednesday, regular cost $6.03, plus was $6.14 and super was $6.25.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price for a gallon of “leaded regular” gas in 1973 was $0.39. In 1974, that number jumped to $0.53, a $0.14 increase. (Prior to that, in the 24 years between 1949 and 1973, gas costs increased by only $0.12.)