Sinopec to develop eastern Mansuriyah gas field Iraq wants to boost gas output amid Iranian imports Most gas production is pumped with oil Iraq awarded Sinopec a contract to develop a gas field, the oil ministry said April 20, as OPEC’s second largest oil producer seeks to lower reliance on Iranian energy imports. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Sinopec will develop Mansuriyah gas field in the eastern province of Diyala, the ministry said in a statement. It did not disclose other details about the contract. Iraq imports Iranian gas and electricity to plug power shortages that have led to deadly protests in the past. However, Iraq is under increased US pressure to wean itself off Iranian energy imports, and wants to boost non-associated gas production and import electricity from neighboring countries other than Iran. Since 2018, the US has granted Iraq […]