NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil from nation's worst spill could soon end
up at gas stations once BP sells the crude taken from a ruptured
well in the Gulf of Mexico to raise money for wildlife protection.
BP has promised to use the net revenue made from selling oil
captured from its leaking well to fund wildlife protection efforts
in four Gulf states. BP spokesman Mark Proegler said Friday that BP
was still negotiating with a buyer.
Louisiana State University professor Julius Langlinais
(LONG'-len-ay) says the oil taken from the damaged well will be
indistinguishable from other oil on the market.
Meanwhile, as the spill fouls shrimping waters, shrimpers in
other areas are getting higer prices for their catch. The
government has closed about a third of federal waters in the Gulf
to fishing boats for fear of contaminated seafood. Fishermen in
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas say they've seen
prices rise about 30 percent in the last couple of months.