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Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China
Regional Energy Markets

Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China

Dongmei Chen, Wenke Han

In recent decades China and Saudi Arabia have gradually deepened their collaboration in many areas. Five indicators are used to assess the overall progress of the two countries’ collaboration and to help form recommendations for ways to improve the integration between…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Wenke Han Wenke Han
March 27, 2019
Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Iqbal Adjali, Yagyavalk Bhatt

The emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to design and implement reforms aimed at moving away from a wholly government-owned vertically-integrated electricity market structure. From 1998, Abu Dhabi introduced several policy, legislative, structural…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
March 3, 2019
Data Insight: Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia
Models, Data and Tools Regional Energy Markets

Data Insight: Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia

Abeer AlGhamdi

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s households account for around 50% of national power consumption, with more than 7 million residential customers in 2017. The majority of this power is used for air conditioning and cooling systems due to the climate…

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
January 30, 2019
KAPSARC Quarterly Issue 8
Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Regional Energy Markets

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…

December 31, 2018
China’s Policy Drivers of Future Energy Demand
Regional Energy Markets

China’s Policy Drivers of Future Energy Demand

The recent slowdown in China’s energy demand, primarily driven by decelerating economic growth and structural changes to its economy, has opened a window of opportunity for reforms aiming to establish a more sustainable energy sector and to increase the role…

December 10, 2018
The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

Hisham Akhonbay, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Sylvain Côté, Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar, Shreekar Pradhan, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global…

Hisham Akhonbay Akhonbay, Hisham
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Sylvain Côté Côté, Sylvain
Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
Walid Matar Matar, Walid
Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
David Wogan Wogan, David
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
October 17, 2018
Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market
Regional Energy Markets

Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established a regional power grid to support member countries’ high voltage networks in 2001 but, to date, the system has remained underutilized.…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Omar Al-Ubayli Al-Ubayli, Omar
October 4, 2018
Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges
Regional Energy Markets

Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges

Rising electricity demand and growing fiscal constraints have encouraged governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to consider more cooperative approaches to delivering reliable and affordable electricity services. The development of an…

July 1, 2018
The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector
Regional Energy Markets

The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector

David Wogan, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have installed a network of high-voltage transmission lines, known as the GCC Interconnector, which links the member states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Interconnector…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
June 10, 2018
Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC
Regional Energy Markets

Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC

Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rami Shabaneh

Petrochemical products, particularly plastics, contribute to a significant share of expanding and increasingly diverse trade flows between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and China. The petrochemical sector could benefit from a preferential bilateral trade regime between China and the…

Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
June 4, 2018
The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain
Regional Energy Markets

The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Kang Wu

Despite significant progress made by China in liberalizing its natural gas market, certain key areas such as market access and pricing mechanisms remain heavily monopolized or controlled by the government. To assess how such distortions impact the market, we developed…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Kang Wu Wu, Kang
May 24, 2018
Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

Ziyad Alfawzan, Sadeem Alhosain, Nader AlKathiri, Shahad Alarenan, Brian Efird

Trade between the economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North East Asia (NEA) reached $471 billion in 2013, based almost entirely on oil and gas. The GCC sends 44 percent of its exports to NEA, which depends on…

Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
August 8, 2016
Step by Step: The Reform of China’s Energy Economy
Regional Energy Markets

Step by Step: The Reform of China’s Energy Economy

China has become a regional powerhouse, a middle-income country and home to the world’s largest middle class. Its GDP has grown from $400 billion in 1971 to more than $13 trillion in 2012 (purchasing power parity, 2005 US$). The government…

March 21, 2016
Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

Leo Lester

This volume goes beyond a conventional analysis of Asia’s energy relationships and explores the premise that energy relations in Asia in the 21st century should reinforce mutual interdependence. Conventional analyses of international energy relations stress the asymmetric nature of the…

Leo Lester Lester, Leo
January 1, 2016
Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Regional Energy Markets Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Electricity Sector Transitions Energy and Economic Vulnerability Models, Data and Tools Productivity and Economic Diversification

Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB

Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Ben Wise, Lama Yaseen

This paper (Multidimensional KTAB) is a technical discussion paper designed as a follow on to An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis using one-dimensional spatial models (Unidimensional KTAB). It extends the original framework of KTAB to explain the…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
December 24, 2015
Economic Impacts of Debottlenecking Congestion in the Chinese Coal Supply Chain
Regional Energy Markets

Economic Impacts of Debottlenecking Congestion in the Chinese Coal Supply Chain

Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux

China’s coal industry grew at unprecedented rates during the first decade of the 2000s in order to support equally unprecedented economic growth. In that type of environment, it is impossible for the capacities of every link in the supply chain…

Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
September 7, 2015
Beyond the ‘Green Economy’: China’s Path to Sustainability
Regional Energy Markets

Beyond the ‘Green Economy’: China’s Path to Sustainability

While developed economies plan their transition from a ‘brown economy’ to a ‘green economy’, China is embarking on its journey directly to the ‘golden economy’—a future in which energy, water and land use are harmonized with social and economic needs,…

September 6, 2015