Reliance out of race for Canada firm - source

MUMBAI Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:23pm IST

Reliance Industries' KG-D6 facility located in Andhra Pradesh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Reliance Industries/Handout

Reliance Industries' KG-D6 facility located in Andhra Pradesh is pictured in this undated handout photo.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Energy major Reliance Industries is out of the race for Value Creation after the Canadian firm sold a majority stake in an oil sands property to BP Plc, a source with direct knowledge told Reuters.

Earlier this year, Reliance, which operates the world's biggest oil refining complex in India, had made a $2 billion takeover bid for majority stake in Value Creation to rival BP's $1.2 billion bid in the privately held Canadian firm.

BP will develop and operate the 185,000-acre Terre de Grace block in northern Alberta.

(Reporting by Prashant Mehra)

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