About Kapsarc

“I call for objective, independent research into the world’s greatest energy challenges, unbiased by political pressures and influences.”

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

KAPSARC was founded as a non-profit institution for independent research into global energy economics. It brings together an international group of expert researchers of more than 15 nationalities.

From its base in one of the world’s most important energy-producing regions, KAPSARC develops economic frameworks to help achieve effective alignment between energy policy objectives and outcomes.

KAPSARC researchers collaborate with leading international research centers, public policy organizations, and industrial and government institutions, to share knowledge, insights and analytical frameworks.

Affordable, sustainable energy underpins the growth of a country’s economy and the wellbeing of its citizens. As such, effective energy policy is one of the greatest challenges for governments and other stakeholders across the globe.

Through its research, KAPSARC aims to improve societal well-being and prosperity both in the region and worldwide.

Our mission

To advance the understanding of energy economics and to act as a catalyst for dialogue, charting a path to better welfare for societies, locally and globally.

Our values

Three key values guide our work:

  • Combining creativity and rigor in our research and operations.
  • Achieving results through effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Maximizing a positive societal impact.

Our governance

KAPSARC is an independent, non-profit institution located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Center was established by the Saudi Council of Ministers, and its facilities were opened in 2013. KAPSARC’s activities are funded in perpetuity by an endowment provided by the Government of Saudi Arabia.

The endowment enables researchers to conduct independent, objective research without the need to raise capital and without pressure from external donors.

The Board of Trustees has controlling authority over the Center’s affairs, policies and governance. Chaired by the Minister of Energy, it comprises the president, three international members and three Saudi members.

The Center is supported by the International Advisory Council, a group of globally recognized energy thought leaders who advise the Center on its ongoing programs and research projects.

Leadership

Dr. Fahad M. Alturki

Vice President of Research

Fahad Alajlan

President

Partners

KAPSARC is proud of the strength of its international ties with research institutes, public policy organizations and government institutions worldwide. Its collaborations allow it to further enrich its research output. They include:

  • Arabian Gulf University (Bahrain)
  • Atlantic Council (United States)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (United States)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation – Institute of Economics and Technology
  • China Sustainable Transport Center
  • Derasat (Bahrain)
  • Development Research Center (China)
  • Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (KSA)
  • Energy Research Institute of the NDRC (China)
  • Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (KSA)
  • Imperial College (United Kingdom)
  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology (UAE)
  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KSA)
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KSA)
  • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • Ministry of Economy and Planning (KSA)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (KSA)
  • Saudi Aramco (KSA)
  • Saudi Electricity Company (KSA)
  • Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (KSA)
  • TERI University (India)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (India)
  • World Bank

*KSA = Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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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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#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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