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      Opportunities for Natural Gas Trade and Infrastructure in the GCC
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      Opportunities for Natural Gas Trade and Infrastructure in the GCC

      Despite the common interests, markets, and economic policies among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, their energy cooperation has been modest. GCC countries hold 20% of the world’s gas reserves. The Dolphin gas pipeline, connecting Qatar to the United Arab Emirates…

      16th November 2020
      Can Cooperation Enhance Natural Gas Utilization in the GCC?
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      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
      12th October 2020
      Natural Gas Utilization in GCC Countries
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      Natural Gas Utilization in GCC Countries

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdullah Aldayel

      Between 2009 and 2019, marketed gas production by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members has grown at an average rate of 4.8% per annum, from 265 billion standard cubic meters in 2009 to 422 billion standard cubic meters (Bscm) in 2019.…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      22nd September 2020
      Crude Oil and Refined Products
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      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
      6th April 2020
      Assessing the Gas Market Potential in India
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      Assessing the Gas Market Potential in India

      India faces a pressing energy shortage. Despite rapid economic development, a large section of the population has little or no access to electricity, while the cost, reliability and availability of power constrain growth and investment in key sectors. As a…

      8th March 2020
      Natural Gas Strategies for the Saudi Energy System
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      Natural Gas Strategies for the Saudi Energy System

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      Fuel prices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have historically been below international market values. This has stimulated rapid growth in primary energy demand. The Kingdom’s natural gas demand has now outstripped its domestic production, forcing the government to impose…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      13th January 2020
      Viability of Seasonal Natural Gas Storage in the Saudi Energy System
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      Viability of Seasonal Natural Gas Storage in the Saudi Energy System

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      Saudi Arabia expects to double its natural gas production within the next decade. This increased domestic supply is expected to meet the demand for gas from Saudi Arabia’s industrial development and, most importantly, to displace liquid fuels in its electricity…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      8th December 2019
      Aramco’s LNG strategy: Opportunities and Options
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      Aramco’s LNG strategy: Opportunities and Options

      Kaushik Deb, Rami Shabaneh

      Saudi Arabia has taken a major step into global gas markets with Saudi Aramco signing a heads of agreement (HoA) with Sempra Energy. The HoA includes a 20-year sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA)…

      Kaushik Deb Deb, Kaushik
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      4th December 2019
      Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia
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      Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia

      Rami Shabaneh, Maxime Schenckery

      Natural gas is already playing a prominent role in diversifying Saudi Arabia’s power mix away from a heavy reliance on oil-based fuels. Between 2010 and 2017, the share of natural gas used in power generation in Saudi Arabia grew from…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Maxime Schenckery Schenckery, Maxime
      2nd September 2019
      Gas Demand Growth Beyond Power Generation
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      Gas Demand Growth Beyond Power Generation

      Kaushik Deb

      Highlighting the main trends that have made natural gas the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel, this paper identifies sectors and regions where gas demand is likely to grow in the coming years — especially outside of the power generation sector…

      Kaushik Deb Deb, Kaushik
      31st May 2019
      The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market
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      The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market

      The changing landscape in global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets could make LNG imports a viable option for Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom works to diversify its power mix away from an increased reliance on burning oil to generate electricity.…

      19th March 2019
      KAPSARC Quarterly Issue 8
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      KAPSARC Quarterly Issue 8

      The research summaries in this issue are grouped into four themes: climate change; oil and gas; electricity; and Asia. Opening with an overview of KAPSARC’s most recent work on climate change, we also highlight our latest research on global oil…

      31st December 2018
      International Oil and Gas Market Outlook
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      International Oil and Gas Market Outlook

      The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) and KAPSARC co-hosted an expert workshop on the international outlook for oil and gas, held in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2018. The workshop focused on the global oil and gas supply and…

      18th December 2018
      The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy
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      The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy

      Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Shahid Hasan, Swati Dsouza

      Indian policymakers have stressed the role and relevance of natural gas in India’s overall energy mix in the 21st century but expectations of its share have been scaled back. For example, the Hydrocarbon Vision 2025, released in 1999, projected the share of…

      Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Swati Dsouza Dsouza, Swati
      29th October 2018
      Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas
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      Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas

      Rami Shabaneh, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

      Natural gas resources in Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged as a new source of gas supply. While they are poised for export to global gas markets, they can also provide a key source of energy to the rest of Eastern…

      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
      Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo Nhantumbo, Fernando Tomas
      20th May 2018
      Shaking up the LNG Scene
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      Shaking up the LNG Scene

      Dramatic changes in the global liquified natural gas (LNG) markets are already visible through market dynamics and stakeholders’ behavior, but many other signs point to much more significant changes to come – a great reconfiguration, which could transform the way…

      8th December 2016