Plastic Policies for a Circular Economy

KAPSARC is holding a virtual workshop on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. GMT+3, to discuss effective plastic policies and their role in a sustainable circular economy. The workshop will also elaborate on the importance of public and private sectors’ cooperation to ensure the success of such policies.

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The KAPSARC Wire

Ahead of COP26 and the Saudi Green Initiative, our latest newsletter highlights trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. In the September Wire, we explore expected electricity demand in KSA through 2030, resilient cities in the GCC countries, the future of hydrocarbons, and the benefits of storage within the GCC energy systems.

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Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions

Amro Elshurafa dives into a deep discussion with Jan Frederik Braun about their commentary on Saudi Arabia’s clean hydrogen ambitions, as well as the big challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Once Consumers Adopt an Electric Vehicle, Do They Go Back?

We present to you this Instant Insight that elaborates on whether or not electric vehicle owners get rid of their electric vehicles and switch back to gas-powered vehicles.

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Year of Arabic Calligraphy 2021

From postal stamps to creative art across planes in the sky marking a genuine identity and a symbolic artform, Arabic Calligraphy represents a rich cultural heritage.

2021 marks a notable year in which Arabic calligraphy is celebrated.

Learn more about the initiative here

KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis

The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is an open-source modularized platform that assembles negotiation and bargaining models through analyzing collective decision-making processes.

KTAB focuses on how and why particular decisions are made to better understand the outcomes.

Check KTAB’s homepage for more details

Latest Publications

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Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency

Building Back Better in Saudi…

The first priority for governments in managing the COVID-19 crisis is the health of their citizens. However, the implementation of…

Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Thamir Alshehri, Eric Williams, Mohammad Aldubyan, Jan Frederik Braun, Elizabeth Carey

October 5, 2021
Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts

Barriers to and Opportunities for…

According to the World Health Organization, India has the world’s worst air quality. Among other factors, vehicular pollution from the increasing…

Rubal Dua, Scott Hardman, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

October 5, 2021
Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

Flight and Passenger Flows in…

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has four major international airports. They are King Khalid International Airport (RUH), King Abdulaziz…

Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

September 28, 2021
How Can Energy Storage Catalyze the Electricity Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council Members? Issues and Options

How Can Energy Storage Catalyze…

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members are working in parallel to reform their electricity markets and achieve…

Rolando Fuentes, Shahid Hasan, Frank Felder

September 27, 2021

Kapsarc data tools

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We provide free access to KAPSARC’s data and research tools, to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy.

Saudi Arabia Energy Balance

Energy Balance App

As a response to recommendations from the “Energy Open Data Ecosystem, Policy Scenario Models & Tools” workshop series organized by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in improving existing energy balances compiled by reputable international organizations.

Crude Oil Storage Cost

CrudeStore App

This model represents a spread option-based formulation that adds a locational dimension to the conventional storage theory and is based on the prices of crude oil at two different locations, factoring in costs of storage and transportation, and the time required to transport oil between them.

This methodology offers a viable alternative to the traditional cost of carry approach; it can also estimate implied convenience yields and the shadow price of inventories, aiding commodity trading strategies.

The three key drivers of inventories—the cost of carry, convenience yield and spread option value—are estimated for eight primary international crude oil storage hubs located at major seaports using daily data from December 21, 2015 to January 25, 2019.

 

Vision 2030 Dynamic Input-Output Tool

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Saudi Arabia aims at transforming its hydrocarbon resource-rich economy into a sustainable and diversified one over the coming decade. With this goal in mind, the Vision 2030 initiative introduces a set of complex socio-economic transformation targets. As a result, diversification is expected to significantly change the sectoral composition of the economy, with the manufacturing and service sectors becoming further pillars of sustainable growth. This tool allows for a medium-term impact analysis based on relevant IOT with updated inter-industry flows and technical coefficients matrix.

KAPSARC Energy Data Portal

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The KAPSARC Energy Data Portal is available to anyone seeking energy data for research. It is designed to enable users to better understand energy, including energy economics and energy policies.

 

The portal is updated regularly to include new data sets with the aim of expanding the scope of coverage as well as keeping the information current. Data sets can currently be exported in CSV, JSON, EXCEL formats or accessed using API for use in mobile and web applications.

KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF)

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The KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF), is a tool for estimating freight transport activity and measuring the impact of transport policy measures using freely available global data sources, satellite images and nighttime lights.

 

Our methodology offers a solution to inadequate data access and allows for scenario building in policy planning for transportation. This approach allows for quick estimation of the effects of policy measures and economic changes on transportation activities at a global level.

 

The application is available in both Arabic and English. For more detail on the methodology supporting the KTAF web application, refer to the download section of the help page.

KAPSARC fuel substitution calculator

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This app has been inspired by the fuel substitution witnessed in Japan after the Fukushima disaster, which saw 50 GW of nuclear capacity go offline. Natural gas, coal and petroleum products were used to replace nuclear power. We developed this calculator to estimate what volume of a given fuel would be needed to generate the same power of the displaced or substituted fuel.

KAPSARC Datahub

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KAPSARC Datahub is an open source platform designed to manage energy model open data and it’s versions, provides features to make API calls on any version of the open data you will need to consume from your modeling environment. Datahub helps to delineate open data management function from your model development. Manage open data in datahub, develop model in modeling ecosystem and call open data when needed

Latest news

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KAPSARC Analyzes Sectoral Investment in Saudi Arabia for Eight Non-Oil Sectors

KAPSARC Analyzes Sectoral Investment in Saudi Arabia for Eight Non-Oil Sectors

September 21, 2021 General news
KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook: Global Oil Demand to Increase by 3.1 MMb/d in Q3, 2021

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook: Global Oil Demand to Increase by 3.1 MMb/d in Q3, 2021

September 5, 2021 General news
KAPSARC Assesses Saudi Arabia’s Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition to a Hydrogen Economy

KAPSARC Assesses Saudi Arabia’s Challenges and Opportunities in the Transition to a Hydrogen Economy

August 17, 2021 General news

Research initiatives

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Kingdom has begun to diversify its economy, changing its resource use and creating new development opportunities. This initiative assesses the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources to…

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Publications

  • 5 Discussion papers
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

This initiative aims to advance the understanding of passenger transport energy demand using a network analysis of future passenger transport activity, starting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 23 Discussion papers
  • 10 Data Insights
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 10 Commentaries
  • 12 Workshop briefs
  • 2 Methodology papers
Regional Energy Markets

Regional Energy Markets

This initiative analyzes energy market integration among Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the implications of China’s changing energy demand, energy policies and security strategies for Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 3 Commentaries
  • 5 Data Insights
  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Methodology paper
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Climate Change Policies and Governance

This initiative will investigate emissions-reduction policies to provide options to Saudi policymakers as they implement the Paris Agreement and prepare to negotiate the new nationally determined contributions. It…

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Publications

  • 3 Workshop briefs
  • 15 Discussion papers
  • 2 Commentaries
Future of Global Oil Markets

Future of Global Oil Markets

This initiative investigates what role oil can play in an environmentally sustainable future energy and feedstock mix. It also considers the extent to which the Kingdom needs to…

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Publications

  • 3 Commentaries
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 13 Discussion papers
  • 2 Methodology papers
  • 1 Data Insight
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Future of Natural Gas Markets

This initiative explores the potential of Saudi Arabia’s consumption, domestic supply, and natural gas trade in the global context. It will provide a roadmap for a functioning, competitive…

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Publications

  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 2 Data Insights
  • 12 Discussion papers
Electricity Sector Transitions

Electricity Sector Transitions

This initiative explores the role of electric power in the energy transition and investigates how the transition will affect the global supply of and demand for electricity. How…

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Publications

  • 15 Workshop briefs
  • 34 Discussion papers
  • 11 Commentaries
  • 13 Data Insights
  • 3 Methodology papers
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Energy and Economic Vulnerability

In an interconnected world, national economies and societies are vulnerable to global energy price shocks and disruptions to energy systems. This initiative will explore policies that can help…

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Publications

  • 4 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 9 Discussion papers
Models, Data and Tools

Models, Data and Tools

This research aims to assess the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources, to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public…

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Publications

  • 20 Discussion papers
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 5 Data Insights
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Productivity and Economic Diversification

This initiative focuses on the relationship between employment and sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, and the determining factors that lead to business growth and job creation. It…

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Publications

  • 5 Commentaries
  • 4 Methodology papers
  • 21 Discussion papers
  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Data Insight
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Saudi Arabia Energy Balance Energy Data…

As a response to recommendations from the “Energy open data ecosystem, policy scenario models & tools” workshop series organised by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in […]

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