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what do you do with nineteen million barrels of oil that no one wants right now that is exactly Russia's problem crude in the dress but pipeline is so contaminated that ball is in western Europe won't take it added more loaded onto tankers and about one point two billion dollars worth is now on sellable cleaning up the mess won't be easy what does oil correspondent Trish Dunn itself is in London you need to be evacuated some way that way you can dilute it and it's not like you have to diluted one to one with clean oil you have to diluted one two thirty SO one barrel of dirty well against thirty barrel of clean oil that is that is a hell of a lot of oil the oil is tainted with organic chlorides the chemical that could ruin equipment at refineries Russian pipeline operator Transneft says it's not to blame it says the chemical must've been added by the oil producers these Russian investigators all hunts in the culprits the next question is who pays for the clean up on the one hand resting companies have bought the soil to refine and their plants in Germany and Poland and Russian sellers have already paid taxes on the soil but the money hasn't changed hands here in the form of payment so the payments are you in the next few days and this is what everyone is trying to figure out who should pay to home both sides want to avoid a big fight western buyers need oil Russia needs customers everyday the drudge bus system is shot costs it eighty million dollars in lost sales but exports via the pipeline involved dozens of sellers buyers and banks satisfy everyone will prove a challenge