Pop-quiz time! Who benefits from Alberta’s oil surplus? Is it, A, the oil companies, B, the provincial government, C, the average Albertan, or D, the average Canadian?
The answer is, of course, all of the above. However, with oil selling for over $80 a barrel and with them posting record profits year after year, the oil companies ain’t doing too shabby. Imperial Oil alone posted profits of $3 billion last year, without any sign of slowing down.