2006年10月29日

Gas prices falling but still high

96ca461e.gifHonolulu and Mainland prices have fallen sharply since August on a drop in crude oil prices. Still, Honolulu's prices remain well above an average gap of 36 cents a gallon higher than the national average set between February 2003 and September 2006.

During October, the gap between Honolulu pump prices and the national average is 65 cents for regular.

10 TIPS TO CUT YOUR GASOLINE BILL


Take the bus


Car pool


Drive slowly and avoid aggressive driving — including "jack-rabbit" accelerating


Drive a fuel-efficient car


Cut excessive idling


Telecommute


Use gasoline credit cards; you can save up to 5 percent


Cover that truck bed


Change the air filter


Tune up your engine

WHERE TO BUY THE CHEAPEST GAS

Enter your ZIP code and find nearby pump prices at: http://autos.msn.com/partners/sponsorpage.aspx?page=gas.

A Web site with consumer-reported pump prices around Honolulu is at: www.honolulugasprices.com.

Costco prices often are lowest in Honolulu.