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      Enabling Blue Hydrogen for a Low- Carbon Future: Certifying Emissions and CO2 Storage
      Regional Energy Markets

      Enabling Blue Hydrogen for a Low- Carbon Future: Certifying Emissions and CO2 Storage

      Rami Shabaneh, Wolfgang Heidug

      As part of a diverse energy portfolio, hydrogen can support global efforts toward transitioning to a more sustainable energy system. This would align with climate goals, such as those outlined in the Paris Agreement. For hydrogen to fulfill this potential,…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
      14 December 2023
      Macroeconomic and Sectoral Effects of the Natural Gas Price: Policy Insights from a Macroeconometric Model
      Models, Data and Tools

      Macroeconomic and Sectoral Effects of the Natural Gas Price: Policy Insights from a Macroeconometric Model

      Fakhri Hasanov, Muhammad Javid, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Rami Shabaneh, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani

      Macroeconomic and sectoral assessment of the energy price reform (EPR) can provide policymakers with useful insights regarding price deregulation options. A key feature of this research that differentiates it from many other studies is its modeling framework. The framework first…

      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Muhammad Javid Javid, Muhammad
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      10 May 2023
      Saudi Arabia’s Potential to Further Hydrogen Use in the Maritime Sector
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Saudi Arabia’s Potential to Further Hydrogen Use in the Maritime Sector

      Nora Nezamuddin, Rami Shabaneh, Ahm Mehbub Anwar

      The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow focussed on advancing low-carbon fuels to reach emissions abatement targets. The conference also reaffirmed the goals of the Paris Agreement: to secure global net-zero emissions by mid-century and limit the…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      21 March 2023
      Fostering Net-Zero Transition Pathways: The Role of Clean Hydrogen
      Regional Energy Markets

      Fostering Net-Zero Transition Pathways: The Role of Clean Hydrogen

      Salaheddine Soummane, Rami Shabaneh

      In early 2022, 80 countries (including Saudi Arabia), representing around 74% of global greenhouse gas emissions, pledged to reach net-zero emissions (NZE) in the coming decades. Achieving these ambitious climate policy objectives requires shifting the energy mix toward existing and…

      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      8 December 2022
      Moving Saudi Arabia’s Role in the Global Methane Pledge Forward
      Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

      Moving Saudi Arabia’s Role in the Global Methane Pledge Forward

      Rami Shabaneh, Bertrand Rioux, Fahad Bin Haji

      In our previous Instant Insight, The Global Methane Pledge: What It Means for the Oil and Gas Industry Post-COP26, we shed light on the increased momentum behind the issue of methane emissions and how it is taking center stage in…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Fahad Bin Haji Fahad Bin Haji
      8 May 2022
      How Realistic Is Hydrogen for Electrification?
      Regional Energy Markets

      How Realistic Is Hydrogen for Electrification?

      Shahid Hasan, Rami Shabaneh

      Hydrogen has gained considerable global support in the energy policy discourse on how to meet decarbonization targets. Due to its clean-burning properties and versatility, hydrogen is being examined as an alternative fuel source to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      1 March 2022
      The Economics and Resource Potential of Hydrogen Production in Saudi Arabia
      Regional Energy Markets

      The Economics and Resource Potential of Hydrogen Production in Saudi Arabia

      Shahid Hasan, Rami Shabaneh

      Energy transition discussions, policymakers are increasingly viewing hydrogen as a preferred emissions-free substitute for oil, natural gas and coal in hard-to-abate sectors. However, hydrogen is not a primary energy source but rather is a carrier of energy. Many factors, including…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      1 March 2022
      Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions: Opportunities and Challenges
      Regional Energy Markets

      Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions: Opportunities and Challenges

      Jan Frederik Braun, Rami Shabaneh

      Saudi Arabia is a prime example of a country with an immense potential for clean hydrogen, i.e., hydrogen derived from a production process in which carbon emissions into the atmosphere are avoided, mitigated, or captured and stored.  Fully leveraging clean hydrogen to…

      Jan Frederik Braun Braun, Jan Frederik
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      30 June 2021
      Economic Analysis of Gas Pipeline Trade Cooperation: A GCC case study

      Economic Analysis of Gas Pipeline Trade Cooperation: A GCC case study

      Bertrand Rioux, Rami Shabaneh, Steve Griffiths

      Natural gas development across the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain —has become a priority for achieving long-term energy security and for supporting economic…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Steve Griffiths Griffiths, Steve
      23 March 2021
      Can Oil Refiners Adjust to a Greater Supply of Shale Oil?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Can Oil Refiners Adjust to a Greater Supply of Shale Oil?

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      The advent of American shale oil and its prospects for continued production growth have raised concerns about whether oil refineries can handle the increasingly lighter crude oil supply. To provide a perspective on this issue, we run a global oil…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      6 January 2021
      World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment Signals Prospective New Low-Carbon Energy Trade for Saudi Arabia

      World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment Signals Prospective New Low-Carbon Energy Trade for Saudi Arabia

      Rami Shabaneh, Majed A. Al Suwailem, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      On September 27, 2020, Saudi Aramco successfully exported the world’s first shipment of carbon-neutral ammonia to Japan, helping to fuel the nascent Japanese hydrogen economy. This pilot shipment of 40 tonnes is an important realization of the hydrogen economy for…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      26 November 2020
      Adaptive Policy to Leverage Hydrogen in The Energy Transition

      Adaptive Policy to Leverage Hydrogen in The Energy Transition

      T20

      Hydrogen is a key enabling vector of the energy transition. Multiple studies have demonstrated the potential of hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions and serve as a new energy medium in industries where electricity cannot be easily used. Along with continued…

      Maxime Schenckery, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Alena Fargere, Rami Shabaneh, Yena Chae, James G. Carton, Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk

      2020
      Can Cooperation Enhance Natural Gas Utilization in the GCC?
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Can Cooperation Enhance Natural Gas Utilization in the GCC?

      Rami Shabaneh, Bertrand Rioux, Steve Griffiths

      The last decade saw dramatic changes in the energy sector, including the shale oil and gas boom in the United States (U.S.), a commodity down-cycle, and heightened awareness of the global climate challenge. In response, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Steve Griffiths Griffiths, Steve
      12 October 2020
      The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

      The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

      Rami Shabaneh, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In February 2020, Saudi Aramco announced that it obtained regulatory approval to develop the Jafurah Basin, Saudi Arabia’s largest unconventional natural gas field (Figure 1). Situated east of the giant Ghawar oilfield, it contains 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      19 April 2020
      Crude Oil and Refined Products
      Future of Natural Gas Markets Future of Global Oil Markets

      Crude Oil and Refined Products

      Rami Shabaneh, Abdullah Aldayel

      The power sector in Saudi Arabia makes up just over half of the natural gas demand in the Kingdom, followed by the industrial sector and non-energy use as a feedstock for petrochemicals.

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      6 April 2020
      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Saleh Al Muhanna, Rami Shabaneh

      Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      30 January 2020