URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Signed Into Law
Legislation (S.B. 717) to repeal the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in Hawaii contain a percentage of ethanol was signed into law by Governor David Ige. The new law becomes effective on December 31, 2015.
The law recognizes that 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 owners could be confronted with break downs.
Thanks to all who participated in supporting this bill.