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Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

Anwar Gasim, Mohammad Aldubyan

What is behind the dramatic fall in gasoline prices? On May 11, 2020, Saudi Arabia slashed its domestic gasoline prices. The price of 91-octane gasoline fell from 1.31 to 0.67 Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) per liter, while the price of…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
June 7, 2020
Industrial Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Industrial Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

Anwar Gasim

In 2017, Saudi Arabia’s total final energy consumption was 140.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe). Total final energy consumption is defined as energy used by final consumers (or end users). It includes electricity use in residential buildings, gasoline use…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
May 31, 2020
Modelling industrial energy demand in Saudi Arabia

Modelling industrial energy demand in Saudi Arabia

Portsmouth

Between 1986 and 2016, industrial energy consumption in Saudi Arabia increased by tenfold, making it one of the largest end-use sectors in the Kingdom. Despite its importance, there appear to be no published econometric studies on aggregate industrial energy demand…

Anwar Gasim, Shahad Alarenan, Lester C. Hunt

2020
Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers

Shahad Alarenan, Anwar Gasim, Lester C. Hunt

In 2016 Saudi Arabia’s industrial (or manufacturing) sector accounted for 30.3% of total final energy consumption (IEA 2018a). When non-energy use (mainly feedstock for the petrochemical subsector) is included, the industrial sector᾽s share of total final energy consumption rises to…

Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Lester C. Hunt Hunt, Lester C.
December 3, 2019
Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia

Anwar Gasim, Mohammad Aldubyan

Saudi Arabia has been adjusting gasoline prices on a quarterly basis since the start of 2019, with the most recent adjustment occurring on July 14, 2019. These adjustments depend on changes in international oil prices, and are smaller than the…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
September 1, 2019
Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars

Anwar Gasim, Ziyad Alfawzan

Improving the energy efficiency of passenger cars makes it cheaper to drive, allowing motorists to take to the roads more frequently. This additional driving, which offsets some of the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, is known as the rebound…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
October 30, 2017
Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia

Anwar Gasim

In the face of low international oil prices, countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council recently implemented fuel price reform across a number of sectors. Saudi Arabia, for example, announced in December 2015 an increase in the gasoline price. We undertook…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
March 12, 2017
Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity

Anwar Gasim

The existence of multiple approaches to calculating energy productivity, with its resulting diverse outcomes, makes it difficult to draw meaningful comparisons between economies and monitor their progress over time. To understand better the implications of this, we conducted a systematic…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
June 13, 2016
The embodied energy in trade: What role does specialization play?

The embodied energy in trade: What role does specialization play?

Energy Policy

Many industrialized countries are net importers of embodied energy and emissions, while many developing countries are net exporters. We examine the role of specialization in driving these trade patterns by conducting a spatial index decomposition analysis on the embodied energy…

Anwar Gasim

2015
Embodied energy in trade: What role does specialization play
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Embodied energy in trade: What role does specialization play

Anwar Gasim

In global discussions aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the national targets set by governments are tied to the energy used or emissions generated within national borders. However, international trade can confuse the accounting. Moving a factory across the border…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
March 6, 2015