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Recently KAPSARC has initiated a research project to develop insights that can facilitate the establishment of a well-functioning integrated electricity market comprising the GCC countries and MENA. Explore our publication that identifies ways to foster efficient regional electricity trade with Egypt here.

T20 Saudi Arabia

KAPSARC in partnership with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), kick off the T20 Summit webinars season to achieve the future of prosperity and sustainability, and inclusion around the world.

The T20 Saudi Arabia consists of 11 webinars convening experts from all over the world to discuss a range of issues including climate, energy, migration, youth, innovation, technology, multilateralism, economic development, finance, food security and access to water.

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Guide to the Circular Carbon Economy

KAPSARC recently launched a dedicated website for the circular carbon economy (CCE), in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The CCE Guide describes key aspects of the 4Rs approach to managing carbon emissions: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remove.
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CCE Webinar Series

The CCE is a holistic approach to carbon management that can guide international efforts toward a more inclusive, resilient, sustainable, and carbon‐neutral or net‐zero energy system.

The CCE Guide can be found at http://www.cceguide.org

Latest Publications

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China’s Green Freight Policy

China’s Green Freight Policy

In September 2019, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), together with the Ministry of National Resources, the Ministry of…

Shuxue Chen, Xun Xu

October 13, 2020
Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia

Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity…

Aggregate residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly over the past several decades, largely due to population increases…

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani, Fakhri Hasanov, Hatem Al Atawi

September 13, 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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A Webinar Pondering the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Gas Market for the Next Two Years

A Webinar Pondering the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Gas Market for the Next Two Years

October 14, 2020 General news
KAPSARC Discusses the Kingdom’s Gas Flaring Mitigation Experience and Ways of Utilizing it Globally

KAPSARC Discusses the Kingdom’s Gas Flaring Mitigation Experience and Ways of Utilizing it Globally

October 12, 2020 General news
A Co-hosted Webinar with IEF to Promote Energy Open Data, Models and Tools

A Co-hosted Webinar with IEF to Promote Energy Open Data, Models and Tools

October 6, 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

  • 3 Commentaries
  • 1 Discussion paper
  • 1 Data Insight
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 Data Insights
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Instant Insight
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

  • 1 Discussion paper
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 2 Commentaries
  • 1 Instant Insight
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

  • 1 Report
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Commentary
  • 1 Methodology paper
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

  • 2 Data Insights
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Commentary
  • 1 Instant Insight
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

  • 2 Data Insights
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
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
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
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

  • 5 Discussion papers
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 Instant Insight
  • 2 Commentaries
  • 2 Discussion papers

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