Iraq approves fifth round of gas exploration contracts in the east: statement

FILE PHOTO: Oil tanks are seen at the gas field of Siba in Basra , Iraq April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

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SULAIMANI — Iraq has approved contracts in a fifth bid round for exploration contracts the east of the country, the government said in a statement on Thursday (January 23).

The exploration deals in Diyala province are to develop fields that are expected to produce 750 million cubic feet of natural gas within 36 months.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)