Thanks, interesting, and more things to put in to the mix.AnciaVagar wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:14 pmThat would be my main point: let the unemotional numbers guide the decision without preconception.
Also, consider the existing dealer(s) delivering LNG to the neighborhood in question. Creating a captive customer base still dependent on truck delivery to the neighborhood tank would be highly advantageous vertical integration. Their role in the supply chain is already capital intensive and copes with high liability, and they have funding and wholesale supplier relationships in place. One must presume that it would be easier for them to make the case and that they are looking for such opportunities if the numbers are right. Do you want to compete against them?
Any viable business case cannot ignore the fact that commodity prices are inherently volatile and are likely to rise from this local minima. Sound business strategy focuses less on the deliverable and more on the financial case and competition.
Bottled gas would be a lot cheaper and easier possibly. Once I have numbers on what would cost for a reticulated gas system and how to fund it I will base decision on that.
No, I don't want to compete against local gas suppliers in trucks, but if the gas company controlled the tank and pipes within the loteo, I wouldn't be completing directly anyway.
Ideally I would look to have the gas supplier administer the system to avoid many of the issues you have raised.
Yes there is a volitility in commodities, but from what it's looking like , natural gas should in theory not see so much volitility, with fixed term contracts being given out like the likes Chile recieved, but Im no expert on that and am just basing that on information I have read, so no guarantees.
If we look at any heating costs there is going to be volitility in all of them if we talk over the next 2 decades for example (although possibly not so much either with electricity I am thinking, with all the new supply coming on line in the next few years)
Yes I agree, sound business strategy relies on the financial case and competition, but those are not the only considerations in this day and age, and should never have been the ONLY considerations for any business.