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      Saudi Arabia Imports by Major Customs Ports (2014 – 2018)
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Saudi Arabia Imports by Major Customs Ports (2014 – 2018)

      Nora Nezamuddin

      Saudi Arabia’s top three import destinations are the Jeddah Islamic Port, the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam and the King Khalid International Airport with 29%, 20% and 12% of the total value of imports in 2018, respectively. The total value…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      7th April 2020
      Freight Energy in Transition – Disruptors and Enablers
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Freight Energy in Transition – Disruptors and Enablers

      An increase in freight activity across different modes of transport has resulted in an amplified policy focus on reducing the associated externalities of increased transportation energy consumption, pollution, and traffic congestion (especially for urban freight). Increased freight energy demand in…

      31st March 2020
      India’s Crude Oil Imports From the Middle East
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Crude Oil Imports From the Middle East

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      India’s oil imports have risen significantly since the 1990s, when it imported fewer than one million barrels of oil per day.

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      11th February 2020
      The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      Subsidies for promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption are a key component of China’s overall plan for reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its light-duty vehicle sector. This paper explores the impact and cost-effectiveness of the…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      29th December 2019
      Understanding the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Travel Behavior
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Travel Behavior

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua

      Major transformations are taking place in the road transportation sector, particularly in passenger auto travel. The arrival of transportation network companies (TNCs), including Uber, Didi Chuxing, Ola, Lyft and others, has the potential to critically alter key aspects of passenger…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      26th December 2019
      Estimating Saudi Arabia’s Regional GDP Using Satellite Nighttime Light Images
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Estimating Saudi Arabia’s Regional GDP Using Satellite Nighttime Light Images

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Jorge Blazquez, Fakhri Hasanov

      The increasing availability of data from technologies such as mobile phones, satellites and connected devices means that there are many new possible sources of economic data. This study analyzes the potential use of nighttime light images from satellites to provide…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      23rd December 2019
      India’s Rising Imports of LNG
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Rising Imports of LNG

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      In 2017, India imported 20 million metric tons (MMmt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG), making it the world’s fourth-largest importer behind Japan, China and South Korea.

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      15th December 2019
      India’s Transport CO2 Emissions and Value Added Contribution
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Transport CO2 Emissions and Value Added Contribution

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      India is one of the largest economies in the world and, consequently, holds an important position in global climate politics. According to India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the country has some 230 million vehicles. This insight sheds light…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      5th December 2019
      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges
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      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      India, like many other countries, is seeking to diversify its automotive fuel mix away from conventional petroleum fuels to alternate, cleaner fuels. The primary reasons for its diversification are energy security and public health due to harmful emissions from automotive…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      6th November 2019
      India’s Increasing Imports of Crude Oil
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      India’s Increasing Imports of Crude Oil

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      Surging global benchmark crude oil rates, tied with a depreciating Indian rupee against the United States dollar (US$) and India’s increasing dependence on crude oil imports, are likely to push India’s crude oil import bill higher. This insight sheds light…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      18th September 2019
      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      This paper focuses on the methodology for estimating total freight transport activity (FTA) for three countries  — China, India and Saudi Arabia  — with the objective of building on current state-of-the-art transportation modeling in three key areas: Studying the relationship…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      9th May 2019
      The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China
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      The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China

      Dongmei Chen, Yagyavalk Bhatt

      China’s rapid economic growth has enabled the fast development of freight transport across the country. What might the impact of future economic growth be on freight movement in China? To answer this question, this paper establishes the link between key…

      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      9th May 2019
      Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility

      Personal automotive travel is associated with many negative externalities, including air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and traffic congestion. The current cost of driving for motorists does not necessarily account for the costs associated with these externalities. Policymakers are employing…

      2nd May 2019
      Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia

      Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

      This paper investigates the drivers of recent improvements in Saudi Arabia’s new light-duty vehicle fleet fuel economy. A vehicle choice model is estimated using aggregate and disaggregate new vehicle purchase data. The estimates are used to simulate counterfactual policy scenarios.…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      30th April 2019
      Saudi Arabia’s Passenger and Freight Railway Network
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Models, Data and Tools

      Saudi Arabia’s Passenger and Freight Railway Network

      Abeer AlGhamdi

      We have launched a new series of Data Insights which aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first insight of the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

      Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
      27th September 2018
      Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption

      Energy Policy

      Conventional counterfactuals used in literature may underestimate fuel savings from clean vehicle adoption, thus overestimating the costs of securing associated environmental benefits. Using a large-scale nationally representative sample of U.S. new car buyers, we propose a choice model-based counterfactual approach…

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      2018