Hawaii’s Flex-Fuel Idiotic Navy Maneuver and Ethanol E85

I was just reading about “Flex-Fuel” cars, and it turns out that Hawaii has the greatest share, with more than 1,000 flex-fuel vehicles purchased or leased by various agencies. The U.S. Navy tops the list.

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Here lies the problem:

In Hawaii, the Navy has more than 670 flex-fuel vehicles. Not one of the sedans, sport-utility vehicles or trucks has ever operated on E85. No ethanol-production facility exists in Hawaii, so the fuel would have to be shipped by tanker.

…The Department of Energy, which oversees the program, declined interview requests. In a statement, officials defended their efforts.

“The U.S. Government continues to promote diversification of alternative fuels and vehicles in order to reduce our dependence on oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” spokesman Jennifer Scoggins wrote. “We work with private industry partners to develop and grow infrastructure of alternative fuels.”

Scoggins pointed to a two-year growth spurt of E85 stations, which dispense fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Since 2006, ethanol stations have increased from 481 to 1,689 nationally, but most are in the Midwest…

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Today’s KO

High Tide:

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BJ Penn at Last Nights Press Conference at the Blaisdell

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Hee Haw Y’all, Howdy Partners… Texas to Hawaii Costs

What is up with all the Texans moving to Puna recently?

Howdy Partners ;)

I love this Website that calculates the cost to drive from Texas to Hawaii. ;)

The total cost of driving from Texas to Hawaii (one-way) is $355.60 at current gas prices.

The round trip cost would be $711.19 to go from Texas to Hawaii and back to Texas again.

Regular fuel costs are around $2.38 per gallon for your trip. This calculation assumes that your vehicle25 mpg for a mix of city and highway driving. gets an average gas mileage of

If you prefer international units, the equivalent petrol pump price is 62.8 cents/litre. This assumes a typical fuel economy of 9.4 L/100 km.

You’ll go through 149.7 gallons of gas during this trip. This is equal to 566.5 litres. Need to do a volume conversion? Convert 149.7 gallons to liters.

These results are based on the straight line distance from Texas to Hawaii, which is 3742 miles or 6021 kilometers.

Your trip begins in the state of Texas. The price of regular gas is currently averaging $1.83 in Texas.

Your trip ends in the state of Hawaii. The price of regular gas is around $2.93 in Hawaii.

Gas prices were last updated on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Currently, we only have exact data for locations in the United States. To improve the accuracy of your fuel cost estimate, you can enter the actual price you pay at the local in the table below.

45 Years Ago Today… Kennedy Was Murdered

Today is the 45th Anniversay of JFK’s assasination.

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