Ethanol-free fuel being sold in Hawaii

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Though most boaters won’t be headed to Hawaii for their fuel, one island distributor is offering ethanol-free gasoline in light of the problems the additive has caused retail customers.

Aloha Petroleum is offering ethanol-free Aloha Classic gasoline in Waianae, on the island of Oahu. Rated a minimum 89 octane and containing a detergent additive, Aloha Classic is formulated for boat engines and other small engines that can be damaged by ethanol-blended gasoline.

Gasoline without ethanol does not qualify for exemption from the state General Excise Tax, so the tax must be collected at the time of purchase.

A state law that took effect in 2006 requires 85 percent of gasoline to contain at least 10 percent ethanol. However, Aloha says boaters began reporting problems running ethanol-blended gasoline, including damage to fiberglass tanks and engines, and clogged fuel intakes and carburetors.

Click here for the complete release.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.