Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Fill your Tank With Virgin Oil?
According to this story, Richard Branson, the "Virgin" tycoon, is giving serious thought to building a "2 billion dollar" oil-refinery somewhere in the world - ideally "near the biggest market which is North America." He claims to have been approached by the government of Newfoundland to build it there.
Which makes me realize that Newfoundland is probably even better situated than Alberta to separate from Canada, if their oil reserves are as large as anticipated. After all, Newfoundland has only been part of Canada for 56 years and the Federal government hasn't made any friends there with the incompetent handling of the fisheries industry which was the lifeblood of Newfoundland for hundreds of years.