July 29, 2014 8:58 am
Updated: July 29, 2014 8:39 pm

Alberta band signs energy deal with Chinese firm


CALGARY – A First Nation says it has signed a deal with a Chinese company to explore and develop oil and natural gas on its land near Calgary.

TheĀ Stoney Nakoda First Nation says it has signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Huatong Petrochemical Holdings Ltd.

Under the terms of the deal, Huatong is to provide the funding and Nakoda Oil & Gas Inc. is to be the primary operator of the joint venture.

The Stoney reserve at Morley is about 60 km west of Calgary.

The First Nation says the Jumping Pound gas field has produced significant quantities of natural gas since 1951.

The Stoney Nakoda Nation includes members of the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley bands.

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