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      Gaming Out the Proposed Price Cap on Russian Oil
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      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.
      24th November 2022
      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

      Declining gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Q4 2022 will add downward pressure to the underlying seasonality of oil demand trends in several countries, playing an important role in oil demand declines this quarter. OECD countries in North America and…

      20th November 2022
      The Circular Carbon Economy Index 2022 – Results
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Circular Carbon Economy Index 2022 – Results

      Mari Luomi, Fatih Yılmaz, Thamir Al Shehri

      The circular carbon economy (CCE) concept provides a holistic, flexible and pragmatic framework for countries to plan their energy and economic transitions to lower carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emission levels and, ultimately, net-zero emissions. The CCE Index measures countries’…

      Mari Luomi Luomi, Mari
      Fatih Yılmaz Yılmaz, Fatih
      Thamir Al Shehri Al Shehri, Thamir
      10th November 2022
      Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar

      Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the economic boom of the 1970s. Likewise, the first master plan of Riyadh, a highway-based plan prepared by Doxiadis Associates International in 1973, encouraged the continued use of…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      16th October 2022
      Indiaʼs Updated NDC: A Pathway to Net-Zero by 2070?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Indiaʼs Updated NDC: A Pathway to Net-Zero by 2070?

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Puneet Kamboj

      The meeting of the Union Cabinet of India on August 3, 2022, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved India’s updated nationally determined contribution (NDC). The NDC aims to enhance India’s contribution toward a global response to climate change. This…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      16th October 2022
      Future of Fuels in the Aviation Sector
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Future of Fuels in the Aviation Sector

      Aviation is crucial for connecting people and countries worldwide. Although aviation carriers, manufacturers, and governments have all aimed to increase energy efficiency through significant technological advances over recent decades, this transport mode has struggled to find alternatives to fossil-based fuels.…

      16th October 2022
      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand

      Rubal Dua, Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      The 2020 semiconductor crisis has hit the automotive sector, as well as many other sectors. As a consequence of the COVID-19-induced shock, a worldwide semiconductor supply-demand imbalance arose between 2020 and 2022. Demand grew by around 17% annually while manufacturing…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      13th October 2022
      Reliability Implications of Unexpected Tripping of Inverter-Based Resources
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reliability Implications of Unexpected Tripping of Inverter-Based Resources

      Ahmed Al-Balawi, Khalid Alhadhrami

      A recent KAPSARC Instant Insight examined the reliability crisis in electric power grids, and proposed policy measures that can mitigate these risks (Felder 2022). The specific causes for these severe outages and blackouts differ, but the causes of greatest concern…

      Ahmed Al-Balawi Ahmed Al-Balawi
      Khalid Alhadhrami Khalid Alhadhrami
      10th October 2022
      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2021
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2021

      Amro Elshurafa

      In 2021, global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity increased by a record 175 gigawatts (GW). This brought the total global cumulative installed PV capacity to around 942 GW at the end of 2021.

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      10th October 2022
      The Effects of Russian Sanctions on the Global Economy
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      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
      10th October 2022
      A Closer Look at the IEA Storage Releases
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      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
      2nd October 2022
      Resilience of Saudi Arabia’s Economy to Oil Shocks: Effects of Economic Reforms
      Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

      Resilience of Saudi Arabia’s Economy to Oil Shocks: Effects of Economic Reforms

      Hossa Almutairi, Marzio Galeotti, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

      We assess the extent to which the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030 policies enhances the Saudi economy’s resilience to oil price and production shocks, and to the productivity of tradable and non-tradable goods. We extend Blazquez et al.’s (2021) dynamic…

      Hossa Almutairi Almutairi, Hossa
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      23rd September 2022
      Digital Transformation in the Context of the Energy Transition
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Digital Transformation in the Context of the Energy Transition

      For decades, the oil and gas industry has delivered the world with the best value proposition in the forms of reliable, affordable, safe energy supplies. As global population projections soar, demand for all forms of energy is also set to…

      18th September 2022
      Global Crude Oil Storage Index: A New Benchmark for Energy Policy
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Global Crude Oil Storage Index: A New Benchmark for Energy Policy

      Jennifer Considine, Philipp Galkin, Abdullah Aldayel

      The global oil market dwarfs other commodity markets. Its size and role in the energy and industrial value chains underscore its significant economic and geopolitical impacts. Thus, the consequences of oil price fluctuations extend far beyond the oil industry and…

      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      13th September 2022