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

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is an advisory think tank within global energy economics and sustainability providing services to entities and authorities in the Saudi energy sector.

Based in Riyadh, we are a community of thinkers combining human ingenuity, expertise, and research to solve pressing global energy challenges. Through our advisory services to the energy ecosystem, KAPSARC’s experts provide day-to-day insights and updates using a multidisciplinary team approach to drive long-term value and deliver tangible results at scale.

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.


Dr. Fahad M. Alturki

Vice President of Research

Fahad Alajlan


Saad Al Qarni

Vice President of Finance and Operations


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)
  • The Institute for Energy Economics (Japan)
  • World Bank

*KSA = Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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KAPSARC's Research Fellow, Dr. @NYMansouri, sheds light on Saudi Arabia's energy transition journey at the @ispionline's Global Policy Forum. Watch the full session ➡️bit.ly/3bpjMDE twitter.com/ispionline/sta…

9:19 - June 24, 2022
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من جهته أعلن رئيس مجلس إدارة @TheSaudiAEE دكتور ماجد المنيف، أنه وفي إطار حرص الجمعية على تطوير قطاع اقتصاديات الطاقة في #السعودية، فإن التسجيل في المؤتمر سيكون مجاني، وسيمنح المسجلين عضوية لمدة عام كامل في الجمعية الدولية لاقتصاديات #الطاقة وجمعية اقتصاديات الطاقة. https://t.co/bV0qQ5FHMa

13:00 - June 23, 2022
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أعلن خلال اللقاء نائب الرئيس للمعرفة والتحليل في #كابسارك دكتور فهد التركي عن جائزة لأفضل بحث مقدم من الطلاب في المملكة متخصص في اقتصاديات #الطاقة . https://t.co/Psp6t2z8H4

13:00 - June 23, 2022
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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
3 Months, 23 Days Ago 42 Likes
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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”
3 Months, 24 Days Ago 14 Likes
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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”.
3 Months, 24 Days Ago 36 Likes