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BC Ferries is eliminating the 1.5% fuel surcharge on ticket prices that was applied in June 2019.

According to BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall, the surcharge was removed due to a decrease in the price of diesel.

The company has applied surcharges and rebates over the past 15 years to adjust ticket prices to fluctuations in the costs of fuel.

See also: BC Ferries’ first hybrid electric vessels are on their way to Victoria

For adult foot passengers on the Metro Vancouver – Victoria route, the 1.5% surcharge meant an additional $0.25, while vehicles were charged $0.85 extra.

The company also anticipates lower costs through the operation of their five vessels that run on liquefied natural gas, a cleaner and less expensive fuel.

BC Ferries also plans to add six new battery electric-hybrid Island Class vessels to their fleet by 2022, two of which are now on their way to Victoria.