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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 datasets and research tools, to assist policymakers and to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy worldwide.

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Regional Energy Markets
Improvements in air-conditioning offer 37 percent energy savings

Improvements in air-conditioning offer 37 percent energy savings

October 8, 2018 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

  • 3 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 Book/book chapter
  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
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

  • 5 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

  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 3 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

  • 4 Discussion papers
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
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

  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 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

  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 2 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

  • 3 Data Insights
  • 2 KAPSARC journal articles
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

  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Discussion papers

Kapsarc quarterly research highlights

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15 Nov

Mobility/Transportation

The workshop series “The Future of Mobility” provides a forum for discussing key sustainability issues in transportation and current policy strategies to address them. In particular, much emphasis is placed on the adoption of fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles for road transportation, innovation in fuel and vehicle technology mixes and the shift from road to other […]

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29 Nov

Models of CDMP for Energy Policy…

This second KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) Users’ Group meeting will bring together experienced as well as new users of KTAB to discuss the modeling approach, software architecture, new directions, and real world, policy-relevant applications. The participants will include a mixture of academics, applied researchers, analysts, and government officials. We will discuss both how […]

Latest Publications

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The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy

The Challenges Facing India on…

Indian policymakers have stressed the role and relevance of natural gas in India’s overall energy mix in the 21st century but…

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Swati Dsouza, Shahid Hasan

October 29, 2018
The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

The Politics of European Union…

The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely…

Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara AlQuayid, Paul Mollet

October 25, 2018
OPEC Oil Production Data: The Role of Secondary Sources

OPEC Oil Production Data: The…

OPEC oil production data is a key to understanding not just global energy balances but also the international oil market. Historically, most OPEC…

Saleh Al Muhanna, Paul Mollet

October 17, 2018
Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

Assessment of the Political Feasibility…

Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established…

Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli, Imtenan Almubarak, Brian Efird, Paul Mollet

October 4, 2018
An Estimation of the Drivers Behind OPEC’s Quota Decisions

An Estimation of the Drivers…

This paper identifies key determinants that appear to shape OPEC’s quota strategy and implementation. Using econometric estimations, it examines the…

Tarek Atalla, Philipp Galkin, Zhongyuan Ren

July 19, 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

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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