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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's annual highlights

Take a look at some of the Center’s key achievements in 2018.

Highlights for 2018

Launching our new Data Insights series

We are pleased to launch a new publication that will aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first in the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

Data Insight 01: Transportation

Tools for informed policymaking

We offer free access to KAPSARC’s data sets and research tools, to assist policymakers and to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy worldwide.

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KAPSARC and ECRA sign an MOU to foster collaborative research into energy, water and electricity issues in the Kingdom

KAPSARC and ECRA sign an MOU to foster collaborative research into energy, water and electricity issues in the Kingdom

February 5, 2019 Press release
Electricity Sector Transitions
KAPSARC and GCCIA support GCC electricity market integration

KAPSARC and GCCIA support GCC electricity market integration

December 17, 2018 Press release

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

  • 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

  • 1 Data Insight
  • 2 KAPSARC journal articles
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 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 Discussion paper
  • 1 Data Insight
  • 1 KAPSARC Quarterly
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Book/book chapter
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 KAPSARC Quarterly
  • 4 Discussion papers
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 KAPSARC Quarterly
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
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

  • 1 KAPSARC Quarterly
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 3 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

  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
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

  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 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

  • 3 Data Insights
  • 2 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 Report
  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 2 Discussion papers

Kapsarc quarterly research highlights

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Latest Publications

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Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework

Estimating the Multiple Benefits of…

This report quantifies the direct and key indirect benefits of energy efficiency investment in buildings in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.…

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

January 14, 2019
The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

The Policymaking Process to Restart…

The Japanese government’s decision to continue restarting nuclear power is shaped by a combination of domestic political concerns, energy security…

Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Shahad Turkistani, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

December 31, 2018
A Comparison of Alternative Programs for Climate Policies

A Comparison of Alternative Programs…

This research paper compares the relative welfare impact of different options for allocating the financing burden of climate change mitigation…

Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

December 30, 2018
India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement

India’s Balancing Act to Address…

As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions…

Yagyavalk Bhatt, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Paul Mollet

December 12, 2018

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 Maritime Transport Analysis Framework

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This app is designed to enable better understanding of maritime transportation across ports of various countries. The model calculates shortest paths, emissions (CO2, CH4), total trade in weight and shows commodities traded.

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.

KAPSARC Global Energy Macro- econometric Model

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A domestic policy analysis tool that captures the interactions between Saudi Arabia and other global economies.

KAPSARC Energy Model for Saudi Arabia

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The KAPSARC Energy Model for Saudi Arabia is a partial economic equilibrium model that represents six major energy producing and consuming sectors in Saudi Arabia. These sectors are electric power, petrochemicals, refining, water desalination, upstream oil and gas, and cement.

KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

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The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis is an open source platform for building models. It enables a systematic and rigorous analysis of collective decision-making processes. To download the software, source code, data, presentations, and for more information see www.ktab.software

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“The most powerful thing is to notice the impact of the building on the employees productivity” David Richards #kapsarc project Technical Design Director. “من أكثر الأمور إلهاما هو ملاحظة تأثير المبنى على إنتاجية الموظفين مستقبلا” ديفد ريتشارد مدير تصميم مشروع #كابسارك . https://t.co/iETdIGPSPU

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“Construction is not the end for the building it’s the beginning, and #kapsarc is my amazing journey” DaeWa Kang from Zaha Hadid architects. "العمارة ليس نهاية البناء بل البداية، والمشاركة في بناء #كابسارك كان بمثابة الرحلة الممتعة". المعماري ديوا كانج من مكتب زها حديد. https://t.co/6EehVU8yuk

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#kapsarc president @Adam_Sieminski delivered a speech about the center’s role in facing energy challenges and its achievements. تحدث آدم سيمنيسكي رئيس #كابسارك عن دور المركز في التصدّي لتحديات الطاقة وأهم إنجازاته.

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“Construction is not the ending for the building it’s the beginning, and #kapsarc is my amazing journey” DaeWa Kang from Zaha Hadid architects said. “The most powerful thing is to notice the impact of the building on the employees productivity” David Richards #kapsarc project Technical Design Director from Arup Group mentioned. وخلال المحاضرة ذكر المعماري ديوا كانج من مكتب زها حديد أن "العمارة ليس نهاية البناء بل البداية، والمشاركة في بناء #كابسارك كان بمثابة الرحلة الممتعة"، وأشار ديفد ريتشارد مدير تصميم مشروع #كابسارك من مجموعة اروب إلى أن من أكثر الأمور إلهاما هو ملاحظة تأثير المبنى على إنتاجية الموظفين مستقبلا”!. ‎
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500+ architect professionals and general audience have gathered at #kapsarc to learn about sustainability buildings during the lecture about “KAPSARC Building: an iconic design and more”. #kapsarc president Adam sieminski delivered a speech about the center’s role in facing energy challenges and its achievements. قرابة 500 متخصص في التصميم والهندسة اجتمعوا في #كابسارك للتعرف على مفهوم الأبنية المستدامة خلال محاضرة “مبنى كابسارك: إبداع التصميم وأكثر، حيث تحدث آدم سيمنيسكي رئيس #كابسارك عن دور المركز في التصدي لتحديات الطاقة وأهم إنجازاته.
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KAPSARC seeks a passionate early career researcher to carry out data analysis and data management work as part of its research team. The successful candidate will contribute to KAPSARC’s objective to ensure research projects result in high quality and actionable policy options. #hiring #freshgraduate #economics #enegy #research #thinktank #saudiarabia https://lnkd.in/dgE-V7d
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