CCN (Crazy Cal News) - Gulf of Mexico - BP's plans to use the Gulf of Mexico as a crude oil separation device are proceeding as planned. The 70,000 barrels of oil proceeding from the gash in the collapsed oil rig have been separating into different layers which can be found in separate slicks of different composition. This will save the refineries millions of dollars by pre-processing the oil.
This planned salt-water separation experiment not only separates the oil, but scrubs out dangerous chemicals in the oil, preventing corrosion to processing units. The toxic chemicals simply flow safely away in the ocean currents.
"Once the oil is separated into different slicks, we can scoop up the oil and take it to the appropriate processing facility. The potential savings in processing could be as high as $5.2 million a year," said one BP spokesperson."
Halliburton and Transocean are to be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize for their contributions to this experiment.