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Cadiz: Local ferries to run on LNG
Transport Minister Stephen Cadiz is exploring the option of using Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) on the inter-island ferries instead of diesel. He said the cost of operating the ferries is very high and there is need to look at alternatives to reduce that cost.
“At full retail pricing you are looking at the Government spending TT$100 million per annum to operate the ferries and that is literally burning up money, we don’t need to do that...there are alternative fuels that we can use,” Cadiz said. Cadiz was speaking to reporters following ceremony to mark World Maritime Day at the University of T&T (UTT) at Chaguaramas. Asked whether the Government can afford to change from diesel to LNG, he said: “It would mean the purchase of new ferries.”
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