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      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings
      Models, Data and Tools

      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Moncef Krarti, Eric Williams

      This paper describes the development of the Residential Energy Model (REEM) for Saudi Arabia using an engineering bottom-up approach. The model can assess energy demand for the current residential building stock and the impact of energy efficiency and demand-side management…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      21st February 2021
      The Future of the Petrochemicals Industry and Sino-Saudi Cooperation
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The Future of the Petrochemicals Industry and Sino-Saudi Cooperation

      The Covid-19 pandemic and the responses to it have had a pronounced impact on the global economy. Major consuming sectors for petrochemicals, including cars and appliances, construction and textiles, have suffered a slump in demand. The production outputs of petrochemicals…

      14th February 2021
      Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The Tight Oil Sector?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Are Bankruptcies Healthy For The Tight Oil Sector?

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Malik Selemankhel

      Between January 2015 and mid-2020, about 69 of the approximately 2,160 small-to-medium independent oil companies operating in the tight oil sector filed for Chapter 11 protection. These filings mostly occurred in 2016 and 2019. A lack of financial discipline and…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Malik Selemankhel Selemankhel, Malik
      14th February 2021
      Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Abu Toasin Oakil

      Based on the current use of mode, people show different preferences for modal shift. This Data Insight presents the most important metro options (based on fare, travel time, walking time and waiting time of the metro) as stated by the…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      7th February 2021
      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

      Rubal Dua

      Consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) – including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure battery electric – is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions in the transportation sector. To promote adoption, policymakers have employed various demand- and…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      3rd February 2021
      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Mohammad Aldubyan

      Gasoline is the primary fuel for the passenger car fleet in Saudi Arabia. The demand for passenger cars, and hence gasoline, is primarily driven by the size, geography and economic growth of the country, its domestic fuel prices, and the…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      3rd February 2021
      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

      Total global oil demand is expected to increase year-on-year (YoY) by 4.2 million barrels per day (MMb/d) in 2021 and further grow by 3.5 MMb/d in 2022, returning to 2019 levels by the third quarter (Q3) 2022. The International Monetary…

      2nd February 2021
      Utility-Scale Storage: Sleeping Giant or Mirage?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Utility-Scale Storage: Sleeping Giant or Mirage?

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, among other countries, has ambitious plans to install a significant amount of renewable capacity by 2040. A high share of renewable generation in the power system can, however, result in grid instabilities. Energy storage technology…

      18th January 2021
      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective

      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective

      Taylor & Francis Online

      This paper examines the marginal welfare gain of adopting higher energy efficiency after another efficiency measure has already been installed. For example, how does installing stringent thermal insulation influence energy efficiency investment decisions thereafter? A mathematical model that embeds a…

      Walid Matar

      2021
      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      As of 2015, India had approximately 230 million registered vehicles. Over 70% of India’s registered vehicles are two-wheelers. In 2013, India had 132.55 million registered two-wheelers and 25 million registered cars. According to India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      6th January 2021
      Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China

      Xun Xu, Tianduo Peng

      After decades of rapid economic development, China is quickly becoming the world’s second-largest transport energy consumer. Recently, it has also surpassed the United States (U.S.) as the world’s largest oil importer, and it is expected to become the largest oil…

      Xun Xu Xu, Xun
      Tianduo Peng Tianduo Peng
      6th January 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
      6th January 2021
      The Saudi Move into Hydrogen: A Paradigm Shift

      The Saudi Move into Hydrogen: A Paradigm Shift

      Hatem Al Atawi, Abdulelah Darandary

      Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with its diversification plan, Saudi Vision 2030, by adopting hydrogen. The Kingdom is keen to enable the circular carbon economy (CCE) by producing and utilizing clean hydrogen. On September 27, Saudi Aramco announced its first…

      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      6th January 2021
      Extreme Market Distortions Canadian Crude Oil Flows

      Extreme Market Distortions Canadian Crude Oil Flows

      Jennifer Considine, Philipp Galkin, Abdullah Aldayel

      With extensive natural resources and strategic access to both the Atlantic and Pacific basins, Canada has the potential to become a global energy powerhouse – provided that the nation is successful in alleviating its infrastructure bottlenecks. According to the United…

      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      27th December 2020