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Packet fuel bills would soar if wind farm was built, says Minister

4th September, 2012

Longer ferry journeys between the Isle of Man and the England as a result of a new Irish Sea wind farm could increase the fuel bills for the Steam Packet's vessels by over £400,000 every year.

That figure has been provided by the infrastructure minister in a communication to the offshore windfarm developer, Centrica.

David Cretney said any permanent deviations to ferry routes from the Island to Liverpool or Heysham will be seen by the Manx government as 'unacceptable'.

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