Demand is extremely strong - as coconut oil is being used in the clean up of the oil spill in the Gulf - suppliers that have contracted oil or have it in storage will have the big advantage at this time as we don't foresee a big drop in prices.
There is an oil spill dispersant, BioSol Spill Rx, that does not pose environmental concern because it is totally organic. The main ingredient is made from ester of coconut oil and its surfactant is friendly to marine species. Coconut oil is plant oil that contains plenty of short carbon chain. Over 65% consists of carbon chain of C12 ( ester laureate) and shorter where its natural solvency and detergency comes from. This is why most detergents are made of coconut oil. It has a superb ability to break the large oil molecules into very fine particles and disperses just below the surface of the ocean. Having a specific gravity less than water (or 0.87 ), it will not sink into the seabed where marine species feed on. It is non-toxic to marine species.