By Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Hawaiiâ¿¿s average gasoline price in June was nearly 27.4 percent higher than the national average, but down 8 cents from the May average.

The average price for regular gasoline in Hawaii last month was $3.475, according to the governmentâ¿¿s Research Economic Analysis Division report released Wednesday.

The national average price for regular gasoline was $2.727 per gallon, a 3.2 percent increase from the same month a year ago.

Of the Hawaii cities reporting, Wailuku had the highest price, $3.794 per gallon.

The price of regular gasoline for Honolulu was $3.364 and Hilo was $3.458 in June.

Year-to-date through April, Hawaiiâ¿¿s total import of foreign crude oil was up 1.2 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

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