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.

Vision: To be a leading advisory think tank in energy economics and sustainability.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Provide advice to the Saudi energy sector using our analytical capabilities and expertise.
  • Produce internationally-recognized research, tools and data to impact global policymaking.
  • Incubate distinctive talent for the advancement of Saudi Arabia’s energy sector.
  • Use KAPSARC’s unique foundations and resources for novel initiatives to maximize institutional impact.

Our mission

Advance Saudi Arabia’s energy sector and inform global policies through evidence-based advice and applied research.


His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Minister of Energy for Saudi Arabia

Fahad Alajlan


VP, Consulting

Dr. Fahad M. Alturki

Vice President of Knowledge & Analysis

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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Solving global issues surrounding economic growth and quality of life lies in making energy accessible and affordable in developing regions. Institution leaders and experts lead the ‘Energy Volatility, Security, and Access’ session on day two of the #IAEE2023KSA. Stay tuned. twitter.com/IA4EE/status/1…

18:20 - January 27, 2023
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With the #IAEE2023KSA conference only 10 days away, we look forward to kicking off the plenary sessions with keynote speakers from #KAPSARC, @TheSaudiAEE and the @IA4EE ⬇️ 📢 Stay tuned for updates on the sprawling international energy event in Riyadh. https://t.co/jNE7yMQMoh

14:24 - January 24, 2023
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KAPSARC is committed to advancing talent in Saudi Arabia and accelerating progress toward Vision 2030. As part of our commitment to supporting students, KAPSARC participated in Alfaisal University Annual Career Expo to showcase the Center's efforts and opportunities for all.
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With the #IAEE2023KSA conference only 10 days away, we look forward to kicking off insightful plenary sessions with keynote speakers from #KAPSARC, the Saudi Association for Energy Economics, and the International Association for Energy Economics. Stay tuned for updates on the sprawling international energy event in Riyadh. https://lnkd.in/dapUhHs3
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KAPSARC congratulates H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber on his appointment as President of #COP28. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with his team to help drive a clean, inclusive, and sustainable energy future.
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