In the economic equivalent of legislating perpetual motion, the state of Hawaii is instituting price controls on gasoline to keep retail prices down. However, consumers may see a six cent price increase when the program goes into effect next Thursday.
Econ 101 (or more likely Econ 99 -- remedial economics) says that artificially keeping prices below their free market level will result in increased demand, reduced supply -- in short ... shortages.
Annual per capita gasoline consumption for all 50 states is 470.6 gallons. Hawaii is fifth lowest at 371.5 gallons so the average Hawaiian is relatively unscathed by high gas prices. The legislature must be running out of real work. A few lines at gas stations and they'll be run out of office too.