Guam, South Korea gas prices up; Japan holds steady
Army and Air Force Exchange Service regular unleaded gasoline prices in South Korea and Guam increased Wednesday by about 11 cents per gallon, reflecting a similar upward trend in the States.
The price of AAFES’ midgrade fuel in Japan and Okinawa is holding steady at $2.304 a gallon.
AAFES officials released the new February retail prices Wednesday, the same day they took effect at the pumps.
The cost of regular unleaded gas in Guam increased from $2.269 to $2.379 a gallon, while in South Korea it jumped from $2.236 to $2.345 a gallon. The prices went up after the previous four-week U.S. Department of Energy stateside average for regular fuel increased from $2.174 at the beginning of January to $2.284 this month.
AAFES uses that average plus local dispensing costs to set prices each month.
For mainland Japan and Okinawa, a special government-of-Japan discount is used to keep the cost lower than the pricing formula might otherwise dictate. The four-week midgrade fuel average that AAFES uses, for example, increased from $2.273 in January to $2.38 this month.
Naval Exchange did not have February gas prices for the Pacific on Wednesday.
NEX official Kristine Sturkie said it would take a “couple of days” to get that information because NEX would have to contact its stores in the Pacific.
February AAFES gas prices per gallon
Mainland Japan and Okinawa
Diesel: $2.27, up from $2.261Midgrade: $2.304, unchangedSouth Korea
Unleaded: $2.345, up from $2.236Premium unleaded: $2.550, up from $2.435Diesel: $2.521, up from $2.512Guam