BIRCH MOUNTAIN SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH FORT HILLS
ENERGY OPERATED BY PETRO-CANADA
CALGARY, February 19, 2008 - Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. (“ Birch Mountain ” or the “ Company ”) ( BMD : TSX and
AMEX) announces the signing of a Cooperation and Data Sharing Agreement with Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc. (“Petro-
Canada”), on behalf of Fort Hills Energy L.P. (“Fort Hills Energy”), a partnership comprising Petro-Canada, UTS Energy
Corporation and Teck Cominco Limited. In recognition of their overlapping mineral interests, the companies have entered into
the agreement, “…to cooperate for the purposes of establishing a business basis by which the parties will work together to
achieve their various objectives, and to explore various business opportunities...”
The first business opportunity identified under this agreement provides for access by Petro-Canada to Birch Mountain’s
limestone to construct a road and a small lake that will be excavated into the limestone as part of the environmental program at
the Fort Hills Project.
“We are pleased to announce our third multi-year agreement for the use of our limestone in oil sands construction,” says Joel
Jarding, President and Chief Operating Officer of Birch Mountain. “This allows Fort Hills Energy to proceed with their project
and enhances Birch Mountain’s market position by expanding the use of our limestone in the region. Construction of the
access road is planned for 2008. The majority of limestone use will be for construction of the lake in 2009. When complete, we
expect that approximately one million tonnes will have been utilized for which Birch Mountain will receive a royalty. In addition
to this off-quarry sales opportunity, we are very pleased to establish a long-term working relationship with Petro-Canada and its
partners under the Cooperation and Data Sharing Agreement”.
Company Contacts: Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Tel. (403) 262-1838 Fax (403) 262-9888; Steve Chizzik Tel. (908) 688-9111
Website: www.birchmountain.com .