Study Summaries Podcast

Our latest Podcast discusses how energy exporters can face some specific challenges such as global and regional macroeconomic concerns, global market instability, increasing competition from emerging producers and substitutes, protectionist polices and sanctions, among others.

The episode reveals that KAPSARC’s experts utilized the Modern Portfolio Theory to assess the global events that might impact GCC countries’ energy security.

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The Saudi Move into Hydrogen: A Paradigm Shift

Our latest Instant Insight discusses why Saudi Arabia is moving toward hydrogen as a source of energy and how the Kingdom aims to capitalize on hydrogen as it plans to be less reliant on oil.

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Real Gross Domestic Income for Saudi Arabia

Our new data time series estimates the real gross domestic income (RGDI) for Saudi Arabia from 1986 to 2019. We use data from the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) and the World Bank. RGDI captures the fluctuations in the oil price through time. It also represents the Kingdom’s real purchasing power made possible by oil revenues.

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Top Downloaded Paper of the Week

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading oil producers and exporters. It has the second-largest proven crude oil reserves after Venezuela. Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves have made it one of the most significant players in the global oil market.

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Study Summaries Podcast

KAPSARC Study Summaries podcast released a new Arabic-language episode of a recent Discussion Paper entitled Saudi Arabia’s Unfolding Power Sector Reform: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration – Part 2.

The episode discusses that reforming the structure of the power industry proved to be the most challenging aspect of the roadmap to reach a competitive electricity market.

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Latest Publications

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Can Oil Refiners Adjust to a Greater Supply of Shale Oil?

Can Oil Refiners Adjust to…

The advent of American shale oil and its prospects for continued production growth have raised concerns about whether oil refineries…

Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

January 6, 2021
Charting Saudi Energy Flows

Charting Saudi Energy Flows

KAPSARC has developed an energy flow chart for Saudi Arabia. The graphic provides a comprehensive view of the Kingdom’s energy…

Andrew Stanley

December 21, 2020
Saudi Arabia Energy Report

Saudi Arabia Energy Report

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading oil producers and exporters. It has the second-largest proven crude oil reserves…

Abeer AlGhamdi

December 15, 2020

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.

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

Saudi Arabia Energy Policy Simulator

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Saudi Arabia Energy Policy Simulator is designed to address the research question: What are Saudi Arabia’s domestic energy policy options for a sustainable and resilient energy future?

 

Energy policy choices in Saudi Arabia can affect the domestic output of CO2 and other emissions, impact consumer costs, and alter energy export revenues. This easy-to-use tool illustrates the interactions and cumulative effects of some of the most common measures that are used around the world to help lower emissions and improve energy efficiency. The Saudi Arabia Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is a free and open-source computer model jointly created by Energy Innovation LLC and the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).

 

The Energy Policy Simulator allows you to examine the effects of potential energy policies, build your own policy package, and see immediately how shifts in policy variables can change the outcomes. Try it using the button below or see the documentation for a downloadable, customizable version.

Latest news

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Integrated Electricity Markets Within the GCC, the Middle East and North Africa Support Electricity Sector Liberalization

Integrated Electricity Markets Within the GCC, the Middle East and North Africa Support Electricity Sector Liberalization

December 31, 2020 General news
KAPSARC: Three factors contribute to shaping the gas demand path in Saudi Arabia

KAPSARC: Three factors contribute to shaping the gas demand path in Saudi Arabia

November 28, 2020 General news
KAPSARC Offers a New Vision for Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation by Oil Exporters

KAPSARC Offers a New Vision for Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation by Oil Exporters

November 8, 2020 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

  • 7 Data Insights
  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 6 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

  • 5 Data Insights
  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 1 Commentary
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

  • 15 Discussion papers
  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 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

  • 2 Commentaries
  • 12 Discussion papers
  • 2 Methodology papers
  • 1 Data Insight
  • 10 Workshop briefs
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

  • 13 Workshop briefs
  • 31 Discussion papers
  • 10 Data Insights
  • 8 Commentaries
  • 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

  • 2 Commentaries
  • 9 Discussion papers
  • 3 Workshop briefs
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

  • 16 Discussion papers
  • 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

  • 1 Data Insight
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 20 Discussion papers
  • 3 Methodology papers
  • 6 Workshop briefs

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China’s rapidly rising freight transport demand has been one of the primary contributors to global oil consumption growth since 2000. Our new paper offers insights into possible future scenarios of freight transport demand in the world’s second-largest economy.

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#KAPSARC president @Adam_Sieminski speaking to @CNBC about the role of #OPEC and the opportunities for conversation in setting the #Oil prices. رئيس #كابسارك آدم سيمنيسكي يتحدث عن دور #اوبك والفرص التي تتيحها المحادثات في تحديد أسعار #النفط. https://cnb.cx/2Xuk8xn
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#kapsarc participated as a knowledge partner at the 9th #IEA #IEF #OPEC Symposium on #Energy Outlooks. As KAPSARC President @Adam_Sieminski moderated a session entitled “Key Stakeholder and Industry Views on Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Energy Outlooks”.
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