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The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

The Prospect of Unconventional Gas Development in Saudi Arabia

Rami Shabaneh, Majed A. Al Suwailem

In February 2020, Saudi Aramco announced that it obtained regulatory approval to develop the Jafurah Basin, Saudi Arabia’s largest unconventional natural gas field (Figure 1). Situated east of the giant Ghawar oilfield, it contains 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Majed A. Al Suwailem Majed A. Al Suwailem
April 19, 2020
Crude Oil and Refined Products
Future of Natural Gas Markets Future of Global Oil Markets

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
April 6, 2020
U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq
Future of Global Oil Markets Regional Energy Markets

U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

Majed A. Al Suwailem, Saleh Al Muhanna, Rami Shabaneh

Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign…

Majed A. Al Suwailem Majed A. Al Suwailem
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
January 30, 2020
Natural Gas Strategies for the Saudi Energy System
Future of Natural Gas Markets

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
January 13, 2020
Implications of IMO 2020: The Potential for High Sulfur Fuel Oil Penetration in Saudi Arabia
Future of Global Oil Markets

Implications of IMO 2020: The Potential for High Sulfur Fuel Oil Penetration in Saudi Arabia

Rami Shabaneh, Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Raed Mestneer

January 1, 2020 marks the enforcement of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) rule on limiting sulfur emissions from ships (IMO 2020). The rule mandates ships to reduce the sulfur content in their fuels to 0.5% from the current 3.5%. This…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
Raed Mestneer Mestneer, Raed
December 12, 2019
India’s Push to Renegotiate Long-Term LNG Contracts
Future of Natural Gas Markets

India’s Push to Renegotiate Long-Term LNG Contracts

Kaushik Deb, Rami Shabaneh

On August 26, 2019, India’s petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that he would consider “a review of liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices under [India’s] long-term contracts”. However, Mr. Pradhan did not lay out a timeline for the review and reiterated…

Kaushik Deb Deb, Kaushik
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
December 8, 2019
Viability of Seasonal Natural Gas Storage in the Saudi Energy System
Future of Natural Gas Markets

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
December 8, 2019
Aramco’s LNG strategy: Opportunities and Options
Future of Natural Gas Markets

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
December 4, 2019
Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia
Future of Natural Gas Markets

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
September 2, 2019
The Future of Gas in the Gulf: Continuity and Change

The Future of Gas in the Gulf: Continuity and Change

Rami Shabaneh, Bassam Fattouh

This book provides an update the development of natural gas in the Gulf countries nearly ten years after the publication of the OIES Gas Programme book on Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa. The book comprises in-depth…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Bassam Fattouh Fattouh, Bassam
June 15, 2019
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
Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas
Future of Natural Gas Markets

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
May 20, 2018
Economic Impacts of the Petroleum Industry in Canada

Economic Impacts of the Petroleum Industry in Canada

Canadian Energy Research Institute

Rami Shabaneh

2009
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Base Load Electricity Generation in Ontario

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Base Load Electricity Generation in Ontario

Canadian Energy Research Institute

Rami Shabaneh

2008