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Ok here me out on this!
Here’s how I arrived at this. Please read on…… Let me know if its cRaZy thinking????
I wish I could get this to the right people in the media and BC Ferries management if it makes sense!!! Feed back appreciated…. It seems to good to be true! SHARE if you think I make a valid point. It’s up to us! Obviously we can’t rely on BC Ferries management anymore
BACKGROUND (how I arrived at a billion $$$)
From what I understand, Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries Communications Officer, said on the news the other night, in response to the 12% fare increase in the next 3 years, it would cost $10 million per vessel to convert to liquefied natural gas (LNG).
So if they had converted the 35 vessels in the fleet ten years ago, at $10 million each the cost would have been >
$10 million times 35 = $350 million. (In 2002 dollars!)
(I’m assuming even the little tiny ferries would also cost $10 million as well which I doubt).
Deborah Marshall further said it would save them I believe it was $150 million a year in fuel costs if they converted to LNG. (might have been $200 mill ?)
So with that in mind, my calculations say the vessel conversion costs at $150 million, would have paid for themselves in 2 1/2 years.
Over 10 years times $150 million in fuel savings equals an incredible $1,500,000,000.
YES a billion & a half dollars!
SUBTRACT conversion costs ($150 mill) from fuel savings and that’s a still a whopping $1,350,000,000. (billion) saved that could have been used to improve service and pass on to passengers.
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