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      What Happened to Residential Electricity Consumption in Saudi Arabia Between 2015 and 2018?
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      What Happened to Residential Electricity Consumption in Saudi Arabia Between 2015 and 2018?

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Anwar Gasim

      Between 2007 and 2018, residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia increased by 45%, from around 89 terawatthours (TWh) to 130 TWh (SAMA 2019). Population and gross domestic product (GDP) are two key factors that influence residential electricity consumption.

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      26th August 2020
      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
      7th June 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
      31st May 2020
      Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia

      Green growth emphasizes that positive environmental outcomes can be consistent with economic prosperity and that greater social wellbeing can be achieved through ‘less use, more value’ policies.

      6th April 2020
      KGEMM:  A Macroeconometric Model for Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      KGEMM: A Macroeconometric Model for Saudi Arabia

      Fakhri Hasanov, Fred Joutz, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Muhammad Javid

      The KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM), is a policy analysis tool for examining the impacts of domestic policy measures and global economic and energy shocks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Fred Joutz Joutz, Fred
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Muhammad Javid Muhammad Javid
      13th February 2020
      Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia

      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
      1st September 2019
      How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

      How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

      Baltasar Manzano, Rolando Fuentes, Nicholas Howarth

      The 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review, released recently, is a comprehensive account and analysis of global energy data. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit in 2020, and the release of BP’s annual compilation provides a good opportunity…

      Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      20th August 2019
      Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model
      Models, Data and Tools Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model

      Energy Journal

      This paper investigates the intergenerational welfare impact of raising state administered retail energy prices in Saudi Arabia, an example of an oil exporting country with a fast growing population. To achieve this, we develop a dynamic model with overlapping generations (called MEGIR-SA), which…

      Frederic Gonand, Fakhri Hasanov, Lester C. Hunt

      2019
      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights

      Bertrand Rioux, Axel Pierru, Nader AlKathiri

      Saudi Arabia plans to reform and privatize its power generation sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To provide analytical insights, we developed a model that simulates the restructuring of the electricity market, along with reforming fuel prices to…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      20th December 2017
      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

      Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

      With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

      Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
      24th November 2017
      How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

      The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have initiated a joint study into how industrial energy productivity can improve economic prosperity. This study comes…

      27th September 2017
      Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia

      Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

      A common priority across G20 countries is the need to reinvigorate economies through an economic transformation that delivers a higher level of better quality growth. At KAPSARC, the need to improve economic growth and deliver climate goals agreed at COP21…

      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      31st August 2017
      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Walid Matar

      The Saudi electricity sector buys fuel and sells electricity at prices administered by the government. In this analysis, we assume that fuel prices are deregulated — priced at their marginal values or international equivalents — and use a long-term static…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      29th July 2017
      Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia

      In 2016, policymakers in Saudi Arabia increased domestic transportation fuel prices, which are expected to approach market levels in the near future. Current low crude oil prices offer an excellent opportunity for policymakers to deregulate the passenger transportation sector without…

      9th July 2017
      Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

      Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

      The recent fall in oil and natural gas revenues has brought renewed attention to domestic energy pricing issues among GCC governments. Fuel and feedstock prices are typically set below world market prices to support domestic energy-intensive activities such as petrochemicals…

      13th June 2016