January 13, 2009 / 5:32 PM / in 9 years

EnCana sets reward to help bombing investigation

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - EnCana Corp is offering a C$500,000 ($407,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for blowing up its British Columbia natural gas facilities, it said on Tuesday.

EnCana, Canada’s biggest energy company, posted the reward as police have been stymied in their investigation into four separate incidents of sabotage near Dawson Creek, in northeastern British Columbia, since October.

No one has been injured in the explosions, the most recent of which occurred near the town of Tomslake last week.

“We hope this reward will encourage anyone who has knowledge of those responsible for the bombings to come forward and help put an end to these dangerous attacks that threaten the well-being of our staff, those who work for us and the residents and communities in the Dawson Creek area,” EnCana Vice-President Mike Graham said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said last week they had cleared eight people they had identified earlier as possible suspects in the bombings.

($1=$1.23 Canadian)

Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; editing by Peter Galloway

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