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Hawaii

POPULATION (2015): 1,431,603

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 1,347,508

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 450 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 283

Maximum E85 use:22 Million GPY
FFVs in use:52,765
E85 stations:3
Flex Station implied demand:+8
Maximum E15 use:360 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:1,078,006
E15 Station implied demand:+226

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

9.0 psi RVP gasoline is required at the retail level from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Health (Clean Air Division), 808-586-4200

State incentives

Alternative Fuel Standard Development
The state’s alternative fuels standard contains a non-binding goal of having alternative fuels provide 20% of highway fuel demand by 2020 and 30% by 2030. (Hawaii Revised Statutes 196-42)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Acquisition Requirements
State and county agencies must purchase light-duty vehicles that reduce petroleum consumption and meet the needs of the agency. State agencies must purchase alternative fuels and ethanol-blended gasoline when available. For more information, see the Hawaii State Energy Office’s Vehicle Purchasing Guidelines website. (Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-412 and 196-9)

Alternative Fuel Tax Rate
Ethanol is taxed at .145 times the rate for diesel fuel on both the state and county level. State tax on ethanol is 2.4 cents per gallon while gasoline and diesel are 16 cpg. County taxes on ethanol/gas are: Hawaii – 1.3/8.8 cpg; Honolulu – 2.4/16.5 cpg; Kauai – 2.5/17 cpg; and Maui, 4.2/18 cpg. When those rates are applied, E10 is taxed 2.1 to 2.8 cents lower than straight gasoline.

Federal incentives

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
(Originally expired 12/31/13 - retroactively extended through 12/31/16, by H.R. 2029) Fueling equipment for E85 installed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Station owners with multiple locations can use the credit towards each site. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911.

Ethanol plant direct E85/ethanol sales

Click here for a complete list of domestic ethanol producers and sales contacts for E85/direct ethanol sales

E15/Flex Fuel Profit Estimate
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Hawaii
AVG STATION (132,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 24,400 $4,000
New Customers/Mo:+2,707 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$7,900
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,200
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $13,100
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:57,800$9,600
New Customers/Mo:+6,420 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$18,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$3,300
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $31,600

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