according to recent reports - if the state of Alaska has anything to say about it, they will run oil through garden hoses to get it out!. . .they only have two months of revenue in the state budget before running dry too!. ..on the radio here in SD, KASH, I hear the replacement is very cheap - about 12 million dollars for 16 miles. . .chump change for BP. . .but finding the pipe may be hard. . .but. . .if the price is right, they will find the pipe.