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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 tool allows you to examine the effects of potential energy policies to see how shifts in policy variables can change the outcomes.

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KAPSARC continues to rapidly move up the world rankings

KAPSARC has jumped 14 spots in the MENA category to reach 15th place according to the University of Pennsylvania 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. KAPSARC also moved up four spots in the Energy and Resources Policy category to now stand in 13th place globally.

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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) conducts independent energy economics and policy research and develops insights in collaboration with leading international research centers, public policy organizations, and industrial and government institutions.

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KAPSARC Holds a Webinar on the Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis in the Arab Region

KAPSARC Holds a Webinar on the Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis in the Arab Region

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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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  • 1 Discussion paper
  • 2 Data Insights
  • 2 Workshop briefs
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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  • 1 Data Insight
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 1 Discussion 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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  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 2 Commentaries
  • 2 Instant Insights
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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  • 2 Reports
  • 1 Data Insight
  • 1 Discussion paper
  • 1 Workshop brief
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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  • 1 Data Insight
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Commentary
  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 1 Discussion paper
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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  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 2 Data Insights
  • 2 Commentaries
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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  • 1 Commentary
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
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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  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 1 Commentary
  • 1 Data Insight
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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  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 1 Commentary
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Instant Insight

Latest Publications

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Analyzing the Effects of Saudi Arabia’s Economic Reforms Using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model

Analyzing the Effects of Saudi…

Saudi Arabia is the world’s second-largest holder of proved oil reserves and the second-largest producer of petroleum liquids. The country…

Jorge Blazquez, Marzio Galeotti, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru, Shreekar Pradhan

May 21, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

The Impact of COVID-19 on…

In the last few months, the world has experienced the negative effects of COVID-19. The outbreak, which started as an…

Hatem Al atawi, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdulelah Darandary

May 20, 2020
Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do Regional Differences Matter

Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi…

Energy is a pervasive input to all business and recreational activities. As such, total energy demand is an important indicator…

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov, Waheed Olagunju, Mohammad H. Al-Shehri

April 30, 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.

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 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.

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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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