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      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 Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies

      Over the last decade, India and China have become leading consumers of energy, especially oil, with freight transportation accounting for a large portion. The growth in total transport energy use is directly correlated with the fast-paced urbanization and industrialization of…

      1st June 2018
      Understanding the Energy Transition
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Understanding the Energy Transition

      The world of energy is always undergoing transition, but the nature of the current phase of the transition is subject to a wide spectrum of interpretations that are often colored by bias and aspirations for a particular future end-point. In…

      18th April 2018
      Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)

      The International Energy Agency (IEA) and KAPSARC co-hosted an expert workshop on the potential of advanced carbon dioxide (CO2 ) enhanced oil recovery (CO2 -EOR) to decarbonize oil production. The workshop focused on the potential for using CO2 -EOR for…

      10th April 2018
      Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility

      An effective transport policy framework would take into account the costs of rising local pollution, congestion, accidents and global greenhouse gas emissions. The various supply- and demand- side transformations happening in personal mobility provide policymakers with opportunities and challenges for…

      28th February 2018
      East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

      East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

      Energy demand in the economies of Eastern Africa is among the lowest in the world and represents only a small outlet for the large natural gas resource that has been discovered. Despite its important potential, renewables (with the exception of…

      1st January 2018
      Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

      Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

      When balancing the objectives of affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability of energy supply, the answer in developing Asian economies has historically been unequivocal: Coal is king. This is because these nations placed greater emphasis on the first two objectives at…

      30th November 2017
      Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition

      The way the world uses energy services has entered a period of profound change. However, there is continuing uncertainty about its trajectory in terms of the speed and extent of transition. This will dictate whether the world achieves the 2oC…

      27th 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
      Technological Disruptions and Service-Based Business Models in the Power Sector
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Technological Disruptions and Service-Based Business Models in the Power Sector

      Electricity markets around the world are facing significant challenges from the demand and supply side of the industry. From the supply side, distributed energy resources, usually owned by third parties, are forcing utilities to re-evaluate their business models; while developments…

      5th September 2017
      Transitioning to Liberalized Energy Markets
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Transitioning to Liberalized Energy Markets

      Some countries have successfully navigated the transition to using a free market to provide energy more efficiently, while others are only just embarking on this journey. This transition is a lengthy, costly and complex process. Consequently, lessons learned from their…

      29th August 2017
      Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks

      Price shocks are a feature of international oil markets, with the oil price collapse in the second half of 2014 being the most recent example. These episodes are a source of macroeconomic disruption that harm economic activity in the short…

      10th August 2017
      Future of the Electricity System in GCC Countries

      Future of the Electricity System in GCC Countries

      Global electricity markets are facing substantial changes from both the demand and supply side of the industry. These structural shifts are also affecting Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which need to adapt by developing new electricity models. Moving to a…

      10th April 2017
      Shaking up the LNG Scene
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Shaking up the LNG Scene

      Dramatic changes in the global liquified natural gas (LNG) markets are already visible through market dynamics and stakeholders’ behavior, but many other signs point to much more significant changes to come – a great reconfiguration, which could transform the way…

      8th December 2016