Study Summaries Podcast

Our eleventh episode of KAPSARC’s Study Summaries Podcast discusses the challenges created by the light tight oil (LTO) crude production boom that transformed the landscape of the whole U.S. oil and gas sector across the entire oil value chain.

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Study Summaries Podcast

The world is witnessing rapid growth in electricity generated from renewable sources, as many experts anticipate that over 70% of the needed global system capacity will come from solar and wind energy by 2050.

Our tenth episode of KAPSARC’s Study Summaries explains the pivotal role of utilizing energy storage technologies in increasing grid stability and avoiding blackouts while generating electricity from renewable energy sources.

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KAPSARC Is One of the Top Research Centers Globally in the 2020 Rankings

We are thrilled to announce that KAPSARC has successfully managed to move up the ranks of the think tank index despite the formidable challenges imposed by the pandemic last year. The center ranked 12th out of 60 research centers in the Energy and Resource Policy Think Tank category and placed 15th out of 101 amongst MENA research centers according to the University of Pennsylvania Think Tank and Civil Societies Program.

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

Although the second wave of COVID-19 is here, our researchers predicted that the total global oil demand is expected to increase year-on-year (YoY) by 4.2 million barrels per day (MMb/d) in 2021, and further grow by 3.5 MMb/d in 2022, returning to 2019 levels by the third quarter (Q3) 2022.

Discover more about KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) here

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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Latest Publications

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What Texas Tells Us About Lessening the Frequency and Severity of Electricity Blackouts?

What Texas Tells Us About…

On Monday, February 12, approximately three million homes and businesses in Texas lost power due to an unusual winter storm…

Frank Felder, Hatem Al Atawi

February 28, 2021
Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The Tight Oil Sector?

Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The…

Between January 2015 and mid-2020, about 69 of the approximately 2,160 small-to-medium independent oil companies operating in the tight oil…

Majed A. Al Suwailem, Malik Selemankhel

February 14, 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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The Global Oil Demand is Expected to Increase by 4.2 Million Barrels Per Day in 2021

The Global Oil Demand is Expected to Increase by 4.2 Million Barrels Per Day in 2021

February 11, 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

  • 9 Data Insights
  • 7 Commentaries
  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 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

  • 2 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

  • 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

  • 13 Discussion papers
  • 2 Commentaries
  • 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

  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 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

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

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This article, which #KAPSARC contributed to, conveys that opportunity cost relies on several factors like limitations facing oil producers & the domestic oil-pricing scheme. The envelope theorem is used to evaluate net welfare gains if the domestic oil price was reformed.

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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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شارك #كابسارك كشريك معرفي في الندوة التاسعة لمنتدى الطاقة الدولي، والتي ينظمها بالتنسيق مع #اوبك وكالة الطاقة الدولية لمناقشة مستقبل #الطاقة، حيث أدار رئيس المركز جلسة بعنوان “وجهات النظر حول آفاق مستقبل الطاقة بين صنّاع القرار والخبراء على المدى القصير والمتوسط والطويل”
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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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