KAPSARC’s research agenda addresses and engages with the interests of its stakeholders, offering informed insights into the impacts of local, regional and global energy-related issues.

This agenda covers a broad range of initiatives, from the potential impact of global freight on Saudi energy demand to emissions reduction policies that could help the Kingdom meet its commitments to the Paris Agreement.

Active initiatives 13

Total Publications 1061

Researchers 93

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Oil & Gas (upstream & downstream) Oil & Gas (upstream & downstream)

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The Oil and Gas program produces internationally recognized thought leadership to support and guide the energy ecosystem, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities in the hydrocarbons space. The program oversees numerous active projects in four key focus areas: oil, gas, refining and petrochemicals, and energy security and resilience.
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Policies and strategies related to midstream and downstream processing of hydrocarbons

Natural gas markets, domestic infrastructure and natural gas outlook

The interaction between energy markets and global politics, and diversified uses of oil and natural gas

Economic and policy analysis related to crude oil extraction and trade

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KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

This quarter’s highlights include an oil demand quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 940…

May 14, 2024

Transportation & Infrastructure Transportation & Infrastructure

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The Transport and Infrastructure program focuses on exploring the energy, economic, and environmental impacts of evolving technology trends, policy developments and investments in all sectors related to transportation and infrastructural systems. The program assesses the impact of the transformations in road, rail, aviation and maritime transport to analyze their impact on global and local oil demand.
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Embedding energy efficiency, sustainability and resilience in the infrastructure planning

Exploring the impact of the evolving trends in energy, environment, policy and technology

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Utilities & Renewables Utilities & Renewables

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The Utilities and Renewables program analyzes the major economic, reliability and environmental challenges that face the power and utility sectors. These include renewable power integration, the role of innovation, such as green hydrogen, in meeting net-zero commitments, international electricity trade, and market and regulatory reforms.
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Electricity Sector Transition

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Climate & Sustainability Climate & Sustainability

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The Climate and Sustainability program advises the Kingdom on how to achieve its sustainability and climate targets. It does so by producing state-of-the-art national, regional and global climate-energy-economic models, analysis and insights. These focus on climate economics, climate change policies, and environmental sustainability.
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Advancing building energy efficiency strategies in KSA

Extending the CCE index outreach through regional deep dives & developing net-zero emission straegies for KSA

Advancing the roles of carbon markets and sustainable finance in KSA

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Energy Macro & Micro-economics Energy Macro & Micro-economics

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The Energy Macro & Microeconomics program investigates how energy sectors and markets interact with economies. The program addresses policy questions relevant to the energy ecosystem and develops modeling tools. These tools help assess the economy-wide consequences of reshaping energy markets and the impacts of economic policy decisions on energy sectors.
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International Energy Economics

Energy Microeconomics for the Kingdom

Energy Macroeconomics for the Kingdom

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Solution Productization Solution Productization

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The Solutions Productization program builds data products, operationalizes models and develops policy simulators. The program also enhances the understanding of opportunities and challenges facing energy, economics, and climate policy pathways.
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