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      Modeling World Oil Market Questions: An Economic Perspective

      Modeling World Oil Market Questions: An Economic Perspective

      Science Direct

      The choice of a modeling approach is driven by the oil policy or market question that needs to be addressed. We provide the non-modeling community with insightful information on oil market models, shedding light on the economic interpretation of technical…

      Olivier Durand-Lasserve, Axel Pierru

      2021
      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The transport sector has always had high energy demand and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. To improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, Riyadh is introducing an integrated public transport system. Per capita…

      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      13th October 2021
      Future Trends in Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Future Trends in Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region

      Long-term electricity demand projections are fundamental for power generation expansion planning and for broader energy policy formulation. Studies show that electricity demand in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region has been growing rapidly over the past decades. This growth has…

      13th October 2021
      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency

      Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Thamir Alshehri, Eric Williams, Mohammad Aldubyan, Jan Frederik Braun, Elizabeth Carey

      The first priority for governments in managing the COVID-19 crisis is the health of their citizens. However, the implementation of restrictions on activity necessary for limiting the spread of the disease has caused the greatest global recession since the Great…

      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Jan Frederik Braun Braun, Jan Frederik
      Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
      5th October 2021
      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts

      Rubal Dua, Scott Hardman, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

      According to the World Health Organization, India has the world’s worst air quality. Among other factors, vehicular pollution from the increasing stock of passenger vehicles has contributed to India’s deteriorating air quality. This increasing stock is also a factor in India…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Scott Hardman Scott Hardman
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      5th October 2021
      Implications of the 2021 Iran-China Deal for the Oil Market
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Implications of the 2021 Iran-China Deal for the Oil Market

      Emre Hatipoglu, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      In late March 2021, China and Iran signed a cooperation pact to stimulate investments in Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure. We refer to this pact as the ‘Iran-China deal’ throughout this manuscript. This deal attracted substantial attention for its…

      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      5th October 2021
      Countries’ Progress and Enablers for Circular Carbon Economies
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Countries’ Progress and Enablers for Circular Carbon Economies

      The circular carbon economy (CCE) is a new concept, developed in detail by Saudi scholars and stakeholders since 2019 and promoted via Saudi Arabia’s Group of Twenty (G20) presidency in 2020. The CCE is conceptualized as an economy in which…

      5th October 2021
      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

      Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has four major international airports. They are King Khalid International Airport (RUH), King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), King Fahd International Airport (DMM) and Prince Muhammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED). Before the COVID-19 pandemic,…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      28th September 2021
      How Can Energy Storage Catalyze the Electricity Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council Members? Issues and Options
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      How Can Energy Storage Catalyze the Electricity Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council Members? Issues and Options

      Rolando Fuentes, Shahid Hasan, Frank Felder

      Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members are working in parallel to reform their electricity markets and achieve ambitious renewable energy deployment goals. The motivation for this agenda is multifaceted, and increasing economic efficiency is one of several…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      27th September 2021
      Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council

      KAPSARC hosted a webinar, “Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council,” on July 20, 2020, to discuss the relationships between governmental leads and non-governmental capabilities to support risk mitigation policy formulation. The webinar drew global participants from diverse sectors and…

      14th September 2021
      Projecting Saudi Sectoral Electricity Demand in 2030 Using a Computable General Equilibrium Model
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Projecting Saudi Sectoral Electricity Demand in 2030 Using a Computable General Equilibrium Model

      Salaheddine Soummane, Frédéric Ghersi

      Projecting future demand for electricity is central to power sector planning, as these projections inform capacity investment requirements and related infrastructure expansions. Electricity is not currently economically storable in large volumes. Thus, the underlying drivers of electricity demand and potential…

      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      Frédéric Ghersi Frédéric Ghersi
      9th September 2021
      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts

      Marie Petitet, Burcin Unel, Rolando Fuentes, Frank Felder

      The February 2021 blackout in Texas underscored the importance of reliable and resilient power systems. In this commentary, we discuss the roles of regulators, markets, fuel and generation supply chains, and interdependent infrastructures, and finds that they need to be…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Burcin Unel Burcin Unel
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      25th August 2021
      Sectoral Investment Analysis for Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Sectoral Investment Analysis for Saudi Arabia

      Muhammad Javid, Fakhri Hasanov, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Marzio Galeotti

      This study aims to investigate the determinants of short- and long-run investment behavior in Saudi Arabia for eight non-oil sectors. Saudi Arabia is currently proceeding with its historic Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to significantly increase the private sector’s…

      Muhammad Javid Javid, Muhammad
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      24th August 2021
      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua, Rico Krueger, Daniel Graham

      India has the world’s third highest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, after China and the United States. The transportation sector is the third largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in India, accounting for roughly 11% of all carbon dioxide emissions in 2016. Road transport accounts for around…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Rico Krueger Rico Krueger
      Daniel Graham Daniel Graham
      24th August 2021
      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

      The drivers of this quarter’s significant demand growth will be the reopening of COVID-related shutdowns/behaviors, continued economic recovery and seasonal consumption patterns. We anticipate that the most significant quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth will come from the U.S., followed by the OECD…

      22nd August 2021
      Sectoral Employment Analysis for Saudi Arabia

      Sectoral Employment Analysis for Saudi Arabia

      Taylor & Francis Online

      This study aims to explore the impact of output and wage on labour demand in Saudi Arabia at sectoral level. We applied cointegration and equilibrium correction methods to the time-series data of 10 sectors over 1995–2016 using the demand side…

      Fakhri Hasanov, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Moayad H. Al-Rassasi, Mohammed Alabdullah

      2021
      The Pacifying Effect of Energy Dependence on Interstate Conflict: A Large-N analysis

      The Pacifying Effect of Energy Dependence on Interstate Conflict: A Large-N analysis

      Science Direct

      Energy remains essential to all forms of economic and military activity and constitutes one of the most valuable and strategic commodities in international trade. Using the newly released Global Energy Relations Dataset, we assess whether trade in energy resources systematically…

      Osman Zeki Gökçe, Emre Hatipoglu, Mehmet Ali Soytas

      2021
      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2020
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2020

      Amro Elshurafa

      Dozens of governments worldwide have supported, and still support, renewable energy technology deployment, including solar photovoltaics (PV). This has been driven by their ambitions to be energy independent, meet carbon emissions reduction targets, and contribute to their domestic economies through…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      26th July 2021