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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
      27th March 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
      3rd March 2019
      Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia 1974-2018
      Models, Data and Tools Regional Energy Markets

      Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia 1974-2018

      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
      30th January 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…

      31st December 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…

      10th December 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
      17th October 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
      4th October 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…

      1st July 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
      10th June 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
      4th June 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
      24th May 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
      8th August 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…

      21st March 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
      1st January 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, 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
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      24th December 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
      7th September 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,…

      6th September 2015