Kingdom of Energy Podcast (Episode 5)

The Future of Energy Security

In this episode, Mark Finley, a fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute, and visiting KAPSARC researcher, discusses the future of energy security with KAPSARC’s director of Markets and Industrial development.

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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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Electricity Sector Transitions
KAPSARC: 5.9% growth in electricity demand in the Kingdom during 10 years

KAPSARC: 5.9% growth in electricity demand in the Kingdom during 10 years

December 3, 2019 General news
Productivity and Economic Diversification
In the fifth year of accession, KAPSARC highlights its top achievements

In the fifth year of accession, KAPSARC highlights its top achievements

November 29, 2019 General news
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand
Saudi Arabia is the ninth largest consumer of motor gasoline in the world

Saudi Arabia is the ninth largest consumer of motor gasoline in the world

November 21, 2019 Press article

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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  • 4 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

  • 2 Data Insights
  • 2 رؤية على الأحداث
  • 1 Discussion paper
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

  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Data Insight
  • 1 Commentary
  • 2 Discussion papers
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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  • 4 رؤية على الأحداث
  • 1 Discussion paper
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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  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 1 Report
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Discussion 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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  • 2 رؤية على الأحداث
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Commentary
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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  • 2 رؤية على الأحداث
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  • 1 Discussion paper
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 Workshop brief
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Book/book chapter
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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  • 4 Discussion papers
  • 1 Commentary
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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  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 2 رؤية على الأحداث
  • 1 Report

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Latest Publications

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What is Behind the Recent Fall in Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions?

What is Behind the Recent…

The International Energy Agency has recently released data showing that in 2018 Saudi Arabia’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by…

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri

December 4, 2019
The Impact of Global Trade Disruptions on World Oil Markets

The Impact of Global Trade…

After decades of relatively smooth trade liberalization, a wave of protectionist measures and a global trade war is now threatening…

Abdullah Aldayel, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Jennifer Considine, Emre Hatipoglu

December 4, 2019
Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers

Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in…

In 2016 Saudi Arabia’s industrial (or manufacturing) sector accounted for 30.3% of total final energy consumption (IEA 2018a). When non-energy…

Shahad Alarenan, Anwar Gasim, Lester C. Hunt

December 3, 2019

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.

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.

KAPSARC Building Energy Assessment Tool

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The KAPSARC Building Energy Assessment Tool is a web-based energy analysis tool designed to assist users in improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

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#Saudi Arabia’s first large policy-induced reduction in #CO2 emissions, highlights how Saudi Vision 2030’s economic transformation plans are helping to decouple its economic growth from its CO2 #emissions. Read more: ow.ly/MpmE50xuzQF https://t.co/t6ekinGlmi

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يتحدث مارك فينلي، وهو زميل أبحاث في مجال #الطاقة والنفط العالمي لدى مركز دراسات الطاقة بمعهد بيكر بجامعة رايس وباحث زائر في كابسارك، عن مستقبل أمن الطاقة في هذه الحلقة من #بودكاست #كابسارك: مملكة الطاقة. ow.ly/FPMn50xuyCy

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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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