Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Approved; Sent to Governor


Legislation (S.B. 717) to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House and Senate.  A conference committee comprised of members from the House and Senate created an effective date of December 31, 2015.  The bill will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.

We Urge You to Contact Governor David Ige (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 717

  • S.B. 717 protects the thousands of older cars that are currently feeling the effects of ethanol-blended gasoline.  The December 31, 2015 effective date protects today’s cars now.
  • The requirement of blending ethanol into Hawaii’s gasoline does not produce any economic benefit for the state and the import of ethanol creates an economic burden for state residents.
  • Ethanol increases water formation which can then create formic acid and corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
  • The life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and that owners could be confronted with break downs. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor David Ige to request support for S.B. 717.  

Please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Hawaii Governor David Ige

Electronic Message:



Phone: (808) 586-0034

Fax: (808) 586-0006



Office of the Governor

Executive Chambers

State Capitol

Honolulu, HI 96813