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      Kazakhstan – Saudi Arabia: Crossroads
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Kazakhstan – Saudi Arabia: Crossroads

      Zlata Sergeeva, Colin Ward

      On July 23, 2022, official talks occurred between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Jeddah. During the meeting, the parties confirmed their intention to intensify mutual trade. At the same time,…

      Zlata Sergeeva Sergeeva, Zlata
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      09 January 2024
      Is the Shale Oil “Rush” Over?
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      Is the Shale Oil “Rush” Over?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Colin Ward, Jennifer Considine, Julio Arboleda, Hamid M. Al Sadoon

      The California Gold Rush was a time of exuberance and technological development in the mining sector and exhibits significant parallels with shale development that are worth exploring. The “easy” wins of the pioneers gave way to larger organizations with better…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Julio Arboleda Arboleda, Julio
      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      20 November 2023
      Cost‒Benefit Analysis for Petrochemical Projects
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Cost‒Benefit Analysis for Petrochemical Projects

      Philipp Galkin, Dongmei Chen, Colin Ward

      Cost‒benefit analysis (CBA) has been used to assess investment projects for decades with the aim of quantifying their externalities and potential impacts on social welfare. However, the domain where CBA is applied has been primarily limited to direct public financing…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      14 May 2023
      Gaming Out the Proposed Price Cap on Russian Oil
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      Gaming Out the Proposed Price Cap on Russian Oil

      Colin Ward, Emre Hatipoglu, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In a June 29, 2022, communique, the G7 countries agreed to explore ways to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports. The main mechanism would be a ban on the provision of insurance, logistics and financial services by G7 nations for…

      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      24 November 2022
      The Effects of Russian Sanctions on the Global Economy
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      The Effects of Russian Sanctions on the Global Economy

      Abdullah Aldayel, Jennifer Considine, Emre Hatipoglu, Colin Ward

      On February 24, 2022, Russia began a ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, which quickly escalated into a militarized conflict across multiple fronts. The act drew immediate disapproval from the United Nations and led most members of the Western alliance to…

      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      10 October 2022
      A Closer Look at the IEA Storage Releases
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      A Closer Look at the IEA Storage Releases

      Colin Ward

      The United States (U.S.) and its western allies have been increasing their pressure on Russia in response to the conflict in Ukraine. Undercutting Russian government finances is a priority for them. Energy exports are a key source of income for…

      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      2 October 2022
      Cooperate or Compete? Insights from Simulating a Global Oil Market with No Residual Supplier
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      Cooperate or Compete? Insights from Simulating a Global Oil Market with No Residual Supplier

      Bertrand Rioux, Abdullah AlJarboua, Fatih Karanfil, Axel Pierru, Shahd Alrashed, Colin Ward

      Structural changes in the global oil sector are disrupting conventional market dynamics and the roles played by competing and cooperating producers. Industry players are adjusting to the shale (or ‘tight’) oil revolution and the possibility of plateauing or peaking global…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Abdullah AlJarboua AlJarboua, Abdullah
      Fatih Karanfil Karanfil, Fatih
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Shahd Alrashed Alrashed, Shahd
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      6 August 2020
      Simulating a Global Oil Market With No Residual Supplier
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      Simulating a Global Oil Market With No Residual Supplier

      Bertrand Rioux, Abdullah AlJarboua, Fatih Karanfil, Axel Pierru, Shahd Alrashed, Colin Ward

      Motivation and objective of the study What if OPEC decided to abandon organizing residual production collectively, transitioning the world permanently to a competitive oil market? This commentary is based on a forthcoming KAPSARC paper, “Cooperate or Compete? Insights from Simulating…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Abdullah AlJarboua AlJarboua, Abdullah
      Fatih Karanfil Karanfil, Fatih
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Shahd Alrashed Alrashed, Shahd
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      16 July 2020
      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook – Update

      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook – Update

      Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Colin Ward

      China reported an outbreak of a SARS-like viral infection on December 31, 2019. The disease, officially named COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to spread globally. Initial symptoms are similar to the common cold,…

      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      18 February 2020
      A Short-Term Forecasting Model for Brent Oil Prices
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      A Short-Term Forecasting Model for Brent Oil Prices

      Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Colin Ward, Jennifer Considine, Abdullah Aldayel

      The KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) has been designed to provide readers with a timely source of data, forecasts and analysis of world oil markets, including an understanding of the key factors affecting world oil prices. This paper gives a…

      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      Colin Ward Ward, Colin
      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      20 October 2019
      Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

      Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

      Colin Ward

      Uganda and other countries in Eastern Africa are on the cusp of developing many oil and gas resources, and there is reason for local content to be included in the discussion. As part of a larger research effort at KAPSARC…

      Colin Ward Ward, Colin